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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