On Sunday July 13, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the commencement of level 3 lockdown aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Addressing the country, the President said while the country will remain on level 3 lockdown, certain regulations were being reintroduced with immediate effect while others were being tightened.

Regulations reintroduced were the re-ban on the sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol as well as the reintroduction of a curfew between 9pm and 4am. 

Interprovincial taxi capacity will remain at 70%, local taxis will now be able to ferry 100% loads. However, operators will be expected to follow new risk mitigation protocols related to masks, vehicle sanitising and open windows.

Regulations on the wearing of masks, which has been mandatory, will be strengthened.

“As we head towards the peak of infections, it is vital that we do not burden our clinics and hospitals with alcohol-related injuries that could have been avoided,” the president said.

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