- South Africans have taken to social media to react to the latest "family meeting" called by President Cyril Ramaphosa
- Saffas learned to their dismay that live events, live music and festivals were cancelled for the holidays
- In addition liquor sale restrictions were back in place as well as a curfew with many people claiming that Ramaphosa had cancelled December
Every time President Cyril Ramaphosa calls a family meeting people get nervous, not knowing who misbehaved and what punishment lies in store.
With the latest "family meeting" December is looking a lot less festive with curfews being put back in place and restrictions on the sale of alcohol.
Beaches and live music and festivals have been cancelled for the holidays with a 11pm to 4am curfew in place and alcohol only allowed to be on sale from Monday the Thursday between 10am and 6pm.
Here are some of the reactions to Cyril's "family meeting":
"Forget about December #cyrilramaphosa"
"This is how they have taken December from us #cyrilramaphosa"
"I’ve never understood this Monday to Thursday alcohol sales. So I can’t buy booze on Friday to drink safely at home, but I can go to a bar or restaurant to drink with 100 people? #cyrilramaphosa #alcoholban"
"Basically, December is critical but stable. #cyrilramaphosa."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again addressed South Africans on the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.
Ramaphosa highlighted social gatherings as the largest source of outbreaks in South Africa, with little social distancing being observed and overcrowded venues.
Two more hotspots were announced by Ramaphosa, namely the Garden Route and the Sarah Bartman region.
These regions will now be placed under the same restrictions as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
With immediate effect, Ramaphosa announced stricter enforcement of Level 1 restrictions.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Health minister Zweli Mkhize asked South Africans to make good decisions this festive season and choose to save lives rather than take risks.
Essentially, he asked people to choose between life and death over the festive season as the Covid-19 pandemic begins its second wave in South Africa.
He spoke at a webinar on Saturday in which he appealed to South Africans to make sacrifices and not hold large celebrations but keep the festivities to a minimum to reduce the spread of the virus.
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