- Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said that keeping a curfew even during Level 1 of lockdown was necessary to stop people staying in taverns and restaurants for hours
- Dlamini-Zuma said that when out drinking, people forget to wear their masks and do not maintain a social distance
- The minister said that when young people stay out drinking they might come back home and infect the elderly
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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma maintained that keeping a curfew even during Level 1 of the nationwide lockdown was mainly to stop "chaos". This was especially kept in place because of the behaviour of young people, spending hours out while drinking.
Whilst briefing the media on the Level 1 COVID-19 regulations Dlamini-Zuma said that people had the tendency to relax when consuming alcohol. She also said that if people have been sitting in a restaurant or tavern, you don't want them to be sitting there for many hours.
She said: "People, when they start drinking, get drunk. They forget the mask, they forget social distancing. It becomes chaos. So you don't want that chaos to continue right into the morning."
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 whilst addressing the nation that the country would move into Level 1 of lockdown from Sunday. With this, the curfew would be shorter, a larger number of people could gather and the sale of alcohol would be relaxed.
The new curfew is from midnight to 4am as opposed to the previous curfew from 10pm until 4am.
Dlamini-Zuma also said that when younger people stay out during the night drinking, they might come back to infect the elderly at home.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on a pair of guys from Mzansi who dropped fire moves while dancing to celebrate going to Level 1 of lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently made the announcement that South Africa will soon be moving to alert lockdown Level 1.
The news was met with tons of celebration from South Africans who love the fact that there will be a little more freedom to do all the things they love.
Setting the mood for the good news is the video clip of a dancing duo who recently set the internet alight. The short clip, which was uploaded by Robot_Boii on Twitter, features the young men serving up some seriously lit dance moves which are seriously a vibe.
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