Alcohol will not be allowed for off-site consumption over the Easter weekend, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday night.
He also announced that the country would remain on level 1 lockdown, albeit with “a few adjustments”.
He said the tightened restrictions on alcohol were necessitated by “the role of alcohol in fuelling reckless behaviour”.
On-site consumption would be allowed, Ramaphosa said, but the sale for off-site consumption was “prohibited on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday”.
“Just those four days.”
As of Monday night, there were 1,545,979 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 52,710 Covid-19 related deaths.
“We are not yet ready to return to normal life because of this virus. For the second year in a row, we will have to limit our interactions, particularly during the Easter period,” Ramaphosa said.
This is a developing story.