South Africa moves to lockdown alert level 4 from Monday morning.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday.
The country has recorded over 15,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
The NICD said 122 COVID-19 related deaths have also been recorded.
The restrictions are as follows:
- All gatherings – political, social, or cultural – are prohibited;
- Funerals and cremations will continue, but can’t exceed 50 people in numbers;
- After-funeral gatherings prohibited;
- Public spaces like parks will remain open, but no gatherings are permitted at such places;
- A curfew will be in place from 9pm to 4am. All establishments must be closed by 9pm;
- All alcohol sales have been prohibited;
- Restaurants can only sell food for takeout or deliveries;
- Schools and other education institutions closing for winter will be brought forward. Schools will begin to close on Wednesday, and all schools must be closed by Friday; and
- Contact classes in tertiary institutions will be closed this week and access to the buildings will be closed. Residences, however, will remain open.