Among other activities, Level 3 is night curfew order time starting at 10:00 pm (local time) and ending at 04:00 am the next day.
Essential establishments such as restaurants, bars and gyms must be closed before 9:00 pm to allow their employees and customers to travel home before the curfew order begins.
All meetings will be held indoors and will be limited to a maximum of 50 people and 100 people outside.
He explained that when those seats are too small to accommodate enough social distance, no more than 50 per cent of the campus’s capacity can be used.
He said all of this applies to religious services, political events and community gatherings, as well as restaurants, bars, pubs and similar venues.
Attendance at funerals and cremations, on the other hand, should not exceed 50, and all health and social distance ethics should be observed. Night Awakening, Funeral Meetings, including the so-called ‘After Tears’ nationwide.
Liquor sales at retail outlets for outdoor consumption will only be allowed from 10:00 to 18:00, Monday through Thursday only. This measure also applies to public holidays.
Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited in all public places, such as beaches and parks.
Justifying the need to adhere to these measures, Ramaphosa recalled that within two weeks, the average number of new daily infections with the corona virus had doubled.
Therefore, we have recorded about 3,700 infections per day. In the last seven days, that number has risen to 7,050, the president said.
In addition, hospital admissions for Govt-19-19 in the last 14 days were 59 percent higher than in the previous period.
Moreover, the number of people dying from the disease every day has increased by 48 per cent, from 535 two weeks ago to 791 in the last seven days.
These figures show that South Africa is on the threshold of a third wave of epidemics that we should have.
Our priority is to ensure that adequate hospital beds, adequate health care, ventilators and oxygen provide the best possible care for all those in need.
Meanwhile, the national vaccination program against Govt-19 continues, with 480,000 health workers already receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
As part of the second phase of the current vaccination, a further 1.5 million health workers and people over the age of 60 have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
This brings the total number of people vaccinated with at least one dose to nearly two million, he said.
Now, we vaccinate about 80,000 people a day at more than 570 sites across the country, he said.
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