Selling alcohol during the 21-day lockdown in South Africa is strictly prohibited. This is according to the newly-amended State of Disaster regulations.
The amended regulations, signed by Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma states that the sale of alcohol during the 21-day lockdown in South Africa is not allowed.
Police Minister Bheki Cele urges South Africans to stay sober during the 21-day lockdown. The transportation of alcohol was prohibited during the lockdown.
On a lighter note, South Africans have brought humour to the situation by asking President Ramaphosa to please give them a second chance to buy alcohol, they weren’t ready the first time round.
What is COVID-19?
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa. A 21 day lockdown has been enforced to prevent the spread of the virus.