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South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat COVID-19

South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat COVID-19

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 13/07/2020
This is the second ban on alcohol sales since South Africa's outbreak began - [Photo: BBC]

South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread of coronavirus.

A night-time curfew has been imposed, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the alcohol ban - South Africa's second this year - would take pressure off the national healthcare system.

It comes as total infections exceed a quarter of a million.

Deaths resulting from coronavirus have also risen to more than 4,000, and government projections estimate this could rise to 50,000 by the end of the year.

[Photo: BBC]

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