South Africa adjusts COVID-19 lockdown from Level 1 to Level 3

In the wake of an upsurge in new infection cases of COVID-19, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced on December 28 that the county was moving from lockdown level 1 to level 3.

“Several of the Level 3 regulations are being strengthened to further limit the potential for transmission, while doing everything possible to keep the economy open,” the President has said.

The announcement by the country’s President came during his national address soon after the country’s virus load crossed the one million mark.

The regulations enclosed under the Level 3 regulations include banning of all indoor and outdoor gatherings for 14 days with a few exceptions, extension of a nationwide curfew from 9PM to 6AM and mandatory wearing of face masks, failing to which a person could be arrested and prosecuted.

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