South Africa’s Strict Lockdown to Be Eased

South Africa, which had one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, has announced a further easing of anti-coronavirus measures.

From 20 September an overnight curfew will be reduced, gatherings will be allowed at 50% of a venue’s capacity, and restrictions on the sale of alcohol will be eased.

“We have withstood the coronavirus storm,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa. But rules on social distancing and mask-wearing will remain in place.

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