NCCC recommends 22:00 curfew for SA’s Covid-19 hotspots and new booze restrictions in source leak

Covid-19 Hotspots
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According to an “impeccable source” that spoke to News24 the NCCC has agreed that a curfew, alcohol and gathering restrictions should be implemented in COVID-19 hotspots across South Africa.

On Tuesday the NCCC met where it discussed ‘snap’ lockdowns in areas where COVID-19 cases are rising like in the Garden Route and Nelson Mandela Bay – areas that are both expected to see an influx of visitors from Gauteng over the festive season.

Read More | What a ‘snap’ or ‘mini’ lockdown would look like for Cape Town COVID hotspots

The restrictions recommended for these COVID-19 hotspots include a 22.00 curfew and restricting alcohol sales from Monday-Thursday for offsite consumption. The NCCC also recommended that restaurants be closed by 21.00 and that alcohol be banned from public spaces like beaches and parks.

Furthermore, gatherings will be limited to 100 people indoor and 250 outdoors. According to the News24 source, Nelson Mandela Bay currently poses the biggest risk as hospitals in the area are full. This is a developing story.

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