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SA Moves To Alert Level 4

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.