The Government decided, among other actions to prevent a fresh coronavirus outbreak, to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages from Easter Friday through Monday, while night curfew remains the same as before: from midnight to 04:00 am local time.
Right now, the president said, the number of new Covid-19 cases in South Africa remains stable, with about 1,200 new cases per day.
Likewise, there has been a decreased hospitalization and death toll, with a recovery rate higher than 95%.
All of this, he said, has been pulled off thanks to South Africans´ collective efforts, who have complied with the restrictions, in force since March 2020, to protect their lives.
However, while transmission rate remains stable, we cannot lower our guard. This is a time when caution is needed more than ever, he stated.
South Africa, in an effort to immunize 67% of its population so as to gain group protection, has guaranteed as many as 11 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses, and is currently reaching an agreement with this company to purchase 20 million more. The government is also closing an agreement for 20 million Pfizer vaccine doses, which requires two inoculations.