Ramaphosa on lockdown: Nelson Mandela Bay faces immediate clamp down

Ramaphosa on lockdown: Nelson Mandela Bay faces immediate clamp down

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again addressed his 'fellow South Africans'

- Ramaphosa announced a number of adjustments to the current lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic

- Most notably, Ramaphosa announced a clamp down on Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again addressed the nation on adjustments to the current Covid-19 national lockdown.

The resurgence plan has been put into place, with public health interventions being expanded in Covid-19 hotspots.

Ramaphosa pleaded with citizens to change their behaviour to limit the spread of the virus and curb the number of infections in hotspots.

Ramaphosa held an address on the Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday evening. Image: GCIS
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While the pandemic was likened to a wildfire, Ramaphosa noted the immense economic impact of the lockdown.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been identified as a hotspot with the following restrictions placed on the region with effect from midnight:

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  • The curfew has been adjusted to 22:00 and 04:00
  • The sale of alcohol will only be permitted between Monday to Thursday
  • Alcohol consumption in certain areas is forbidden to prevent large gatherings
  • Gatherings may not be attended by more than 100 people for indoor events and 250 for outdoor events
  • Post funeral gatherings (after tears) are prohibited

Ramaphosa stressed that these measures are not intended to punish the residents of this region, but to assist citizens in managing the pandemic.

The current State of National Disaster has also been extended into next year, with the rest of South Africa continuing to operate under Level 1 restrictions.

Ramaphosa urged South Africans to do their best to respect the current restrictions to avoid secondary waves.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Eastern Cape and Western Cape had been highlighted has major concerns.

Both provinces have recorded a worrying surge of Covid-19 infections ahead of the looming festive season.

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A major worry had been that travelling citizens would speed up the spread of the virus and prompt a second wave of infections.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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