In a national address on Sunday evening (27 June), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will move to an adjusted level 4 lockdown as the country struggles against the third wave of Covid-19 infections. The restrictions have taken effect on Monday, 28 June, and will run until 11 July.
The new restrictions are:
- All indoor and outdoor gatherings are prohibited. This includes religious and social gatherings;
- Funerals and cremations are permitted but attendance may not exceed 50 people;
- Night vigils and after-funeral gatherings are not allowed;
- Public spaces such as beaches and parks will remain open, but no gatherings are permitted;
- The new curfew times are 21h00 – 04h00;
- The sale of alcohol is prohibited;
- Travel in and out of Gauteng is prohibited for leisure purposes. People will be permitted to return home to the province if they are currently outside the borders;
- Visits to old age homes and care facilities will be restricted;
- Restaurants will only be able to sell food for takeaway and deliveries;
- The closure of schools for the winter holidays will be brought forward. Schools will close from (30 June) and all schools will be expected to be closed by Friday.
- All contact classes at universities and other tertiary facilities will stop on Wednesday.
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