President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to COVID-19 Adjusted Level 2 lockdown from Monday, 13 September 2021.
Addressing the nation on the country’ on Sunday evening on efforts to fight COVID-19, Ramaphosa says the curfew across the country has been adjusted and will be from 11 PM – 4 AM daily.
It comes as the country records a decline in new COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.
President Ramaphosa addresses the nation on SA’s COVID-19 response:
The President further announced that all gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 250 people indoors – and 500 people outdoors.
Public places like restaurants and bars must be closed by 10 PM.
The sale of alcohol from retail outlets has been restricted to Monday to Friday.
Ramaphosa: Vaccinated people are less likely to become severely ill or die from COVID-19
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated that vaccinated people are less likely to become severely ill or die from COVID-19-related complications.
Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the country’s efforts to fight COVID-19 – as the country records a decline in new coronavirus cases in recent weeks.
Ramaphosa announced that South Africa has been moved to lockdown level 2.
“We know that a vaccinated person can still be infected and pass on the virus to others, but what we are seeing is that very few person who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are becoming severely ill with the disease, and very few are ending up in ICU or needing ventilation. People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are far less likely to die of the disease.”