Alcohol-Free SA trends on social media as Bheki Cele lays down the law

Alcohol-Free SA trends on social media as Bheki Cele lays down the law

- Mzansi has reacted to the new lockdown restrictions

- The measure that has created the most buzz on social media is the ban on alcohol

- For the next 21 days no dog walking, no buying cigarettes and South Africa will be #alcoholfree

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South Africa was in shock when Bheki Cele announced the new draconian laws that would be implemented during lockdown. A necessary evil to stop the spread of Covid-19, however, what shocked SA the most was that we would not be allowed to buy alcohol for 21 days.

He announced that all restaurants, alcohol vendors, recreation centres, churches, flea markets hotels and sports facilities will be closed.

As usual, Mzansi reacts to shocking news in one of two ways, we get angry or we crack jokes. Social media has been flooded with memes and jokes about Bheki Cele's tough lockdown laws.

Breifly.co.za learned that for the next 21-days, no dog walking, no alcohol and no cigarettes - as long as they down ban the internet South Africa should be fine. As President Cyril Ramaphosa said, 'this will pass'.

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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on the new lockdown measures. As of midnight on Thursday, South Africa will be entering into a national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

This motion will change the nation's landscape for a period of 21-days and the regulations put into place will be enforced by both the police and the South African National Defense Force.

SowetanLIVE reports that citizens will be required to remain in their homes between 9am and 4pm in the evening.

Anyone who ventures onto the streets during this period will have to be declared an essential worker.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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