Web Desk March 31, 2021

The South African government has banned the sale of takeaway alcohol over this weekend’s Easter holiday to prevent a surge in coronavirus infections, APA reports citing BBC.


President Cyril Ramaphosa says alcohol has a role in encouraging negligent behaviour.


Bars and restaurants may still serve drinks.


Religious gatherings have also been restricted to 50% capacity if indoors.


Coronavirus transmission is relatively low in South Africa after a second wave peaked in January.


Alcohol bans have been imposed several times throughout the pandemic.


Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

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