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Further Alcohol Restrictions May Be Necessary For Gauteng – SAMRC

With Coronavirus cases increasing in Gauteng at an alarming rate, there are growing calls for tighter lockdown measures. 

Gauteng accounts for the majority of the country’s newest infections. 

And the third wave is hitting the province’s hospitals hard.

The SA Medical Research Council says toughter measures on alcohol sales may be necessary.

However Liquor traders are desperate. They say a total ban on alcohol is not the solution to the country’s third wave, adding it could be a death knell for businesses.

The National Liquor Traders association’s held a training programme for tavern owners to help them comply with COVID-19 regulations.

Gauteng’s government says a sales ban is not on the table yet.

Tavern owners have committed to complying with regulations to avoid another hard lockdown.