South Africa has prohibited the sale of alcohol. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the sale of alcohol had been banned on Easter and at the same time the number of people gathered for religious and social ceremonies had been limited. It was told that new cases of Corona have started to increase again, so, during the holidays, the cases of COVID-19 should not increase further. South Africa banned liquor sales over Easter.
Addressing the countrymen on Tuesday, Ramaphosa said, “Keeping in mind the irresponsible behavior by drinking alcohol, we will impose some restrictions on the Easter weekend.” He said that there would be a ban on the retail sale of liquor from Monday to Monday. Bars and restaurants will be able to sell alcoholic beverages, but all have to be closed by 11 pm.
A maximum of 250 people will be allowed in indoor religious ceremonies, while 500 people will be allowed for outdoor events. Ramaphosa made the announcement on Tuesday after consulting with health experts and religious leaders to help prevent the spread of new infections. South Africa banned liquor sales over Easter.
More than 1.5 million cases of infection have been reported since the outbreak of the virus in South Africa, the highest in Africa. A total of 52,788 people have died due to COVID-19 in the country. Ramaphosa said that his government is doing everything possible to expand the country’s vaccine campaign.
The government has confronted analysis over the sluggish rollout of its immunization program, which is slacking in its endeavors to inoculate 67% of its populace this year. With the lethargic conveyance of antibodies, mass immunizations have not yet begun, making it improbable the objective can arrive at this year.
The country’s rollout program was influenced when it needed to sell its clump of 1 million AstraZeneca immunizations which were demonstrated to be less powerful against the variation of the infection that is presently prevailing in the country.