Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addressed the media in a live virtual earlier this morning, on the revised Covid-19 regulations which prohibit the transporting of alcohol during the Easter weekend.
The regulations place a firm emphasis on the strict measures that are in place to stop people from transporting alcohol over the weekend.
Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma virtually addresses the media on the revised Covid-19 regulations https://t.co/pU8AIK8Oo9
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As per the President’s family meeting earlier this week, minor adjustments to alcohol sales for off-site consumption are prohibited from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April.
Alcohol sales may continue for on-site consumption during licensed hours. The Minister went on to stress that motorists who are found to have alcohol in their possession if stopped at roadblocks, will face the full might of the law.
There is a zero-tolerance policy in place and traffic officials will be out in full force over the Easter long weekend.
The measure around the alcohol trade and consumption over the Easter break is a precautionary measure to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Religious gatherings over the Easter break
With so many faith-based organizations not allowed to gather over Easter last year, the Minister spoke about South Africans being mindful of gatherings this year.
“Remember the virus doesn’t move. People move the virus,” Minister Dlamini-Zuma said.
The limitations with regards to religious gatherings remain in place and include a maximum of 250 people at an indoor gathering and 500 people for outdoor gatherings. Social distancing, as well as other COVID-19 safety protocols, have to be observed.
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