- South Africans love their takeaways and will be please to hear that a relaxation in the lockdown laws will be making those cravings a thing of the past
- Restaurants and takeaways will be opened for delivery during Level 4, but only for deliveries
- The nation will be entering this level of lockdown for the first time on Friday
South African culture, pretty much across the board, has a rich food heritage that is ingrained in our daily lives, something that has become even more transparent in recent days.
With the nation entering into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, citizens have been left craving their favourite comfort foods. The stress of the situation has definitely magnified these feelings.
But, as of Friday, Mzansi will be able to indulge in some of the tasty treats that have been withheld as the country endures the health emergency.
During a briefing on who will be allowed to trade during Level 4 lockdown, the government informed citizens that restaurants and takeaways will be open for delivery only and subjected to the 8pm to 5 am curfew that will be in place.
Commenting on this decision, Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel has said that
“The food goes to the customer. No one will go to the restaurant to sit down or to fetch the food.”
This, according to the minister would be an opportunity to create a food takeaway network in townships.
Citizens were called on to support local industries amid an effort to breathe life into a heavily-burdened economy.
More information is set to be shared over the course of the week, with regulations for Level 4 set to be gazetted shortly.
Briefly.co.za reported that all citizens were required to wear a cloth mask and adhere to the curfew, but items such as tobacco and even clothing will be available for purchase.
With the threat of the coronavirus still looming over the nation, the ability to indulge in some small pleasures will surely be welcome news to many people.
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