- Cyril Ramaphosa has had a family chat and has had to lay down the law
- Nelson Mandela Bay has been placed under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19
- The tough love shown by Ramapohosa has left Mzansi shook, tweeps took to the internet to share their reactions to the news
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has had another family meeting with the country and has had to use some tough love.
The disobedient child, in this case, is Nelson Mandela Bay, which was placed under lockdown and send ripples through the social media with tweeps begging other cities to behave or face a similar fate.
In addition, liquor sales have been given a curfew, which has some people quite upset over the prospect of celebrating New Year's Eve at 10 pm.
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:
- 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
Here are some reactions to Ramaphosa's Nelson Mandela Bay lockdown:
"#cyrilramaphosa Joburgers, please behave otherwise Daddy will lock us in.. "He cannot keep on repeating" the same message... It must sink in Please BEHAVE"
"We got a family meeting cos of one child, Nelson Mandela Bay please behave."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that 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.
In other news, 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.
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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