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.

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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.”