Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has gazetted South Africa’s adjusted level 4 lockdown restrictions.
The restrictions which include a ban on alcohol, a tightened curfew, school closures and a restriction on gatherings will remain in place for 14 days.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday evening following meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), and the President’s Coordinating Council & Cabinet.
The changes are as follows:
- All gatherings whether indoors or outdoors or prohibited. These include political cultural, social and religious gatherings.
- Funerals and cremations are permitted, however, attendance may not exceed 50 people, and all social distancing and health, protocols must be observed.
- The curfew will in place from 21h00 – 04h00 and all non-essential establishments will need to close by 8pm.
- The sale of alcohol is prohibited for on-site and off-site consumption.
- All schools will be closed for contact classes from 30 June.
- Leisure travel in and out of Gauteng province is prohibited, except in the case of businesses, emergencies, attending a funeral, moving residences or one of the other permitted reasons.
- There are no changes to borders.
- The 20 land borders that were open before will remain open. The 33 land borders that were closed before remain closed.