On Sunday, 30 May 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on South Africa’s ongoing measures to manage the spread of the third wave of Covid-19 through the implementation of a risk-adjusted strategy.
Ramaphosa announced that the country will move to adjusted alert level 2 as of Monday, 31 May 2021. He also announced the new curfew from 11pm to 4am.
Here’s a quick round-up of Ramaphosa’s address and new regulations:
– New curfew from 11pm until 4am. Non-essential establishments will now be expected to close by 10pm.
– All gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 100 people indoors and 250 people outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50% of the capacity of the venue may be used (religious services, political events, and social gatherings, as well as restaurants, bars, taverns, and similar places).
– Alcohol sales will be permitted as normal, but no alcohol may be sold during curfew.
– The wearing of a mask is mandatory when in public spaces.
In addition to the new regulations, Ramaphosa touched on the vaccination programme, so far with over 96000 people in South Africa already been vaccinated.