South Africa moves to alert level 2
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in what has largely become known as the ‘family meeting’ by South African’s, that the country would as of Monday, 13 September move from alert level 3 to alert level 2.
The President made this announcement after a reported decline of new infections across all provinces.
The Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 recommended an easing of restrictions on the movement of people and gatherings. The recommendations made by the committee were discussed at the National Coronavirus Command (NCC) with premiers, mayors, traditional leaders in the President’s Coordinating Council.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 858 195 with 3 961 new cases reported. Today 126 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 84 877 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 667 296 with a recovery rate of 93,3% pic.twitter.com/7FF1zMoj2B
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 12, 2021
“Based on these discussions, Cabinet has therefore decided that the country should be moved from adjusted Alert Level 3 and placed on Adjusted Alert Level 2 with effect from tomorrow, Monday the 13th of September 2021,” said Ramaphosa.
Adjusted Alert Level 2 means that;
- the hours of curfew will change, curfew will start from 11pm to 4am.
- Restaurants, bars and fitness centers will close by 10pm.
- Gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors. These changes on
includes social gatherings, religious services, political events, restaurants, bars, and taverns.
- The sales of alcohol from retail outlets for off-site consumption will be permitted between
10am and 6 pm from Monday to Friday.
- Sales of alcohol for on-site consumption will be permitted as per license conditions up to 10pm but consumption of alcohol in public spaces remains prohibited.
- Funerals remain restricted to no more than 50 people.
The president reminded South Africans that it is was still compulsory for people to wear face masks when out in