President Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed the nation today, 30 March 2021, on developments of government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ramaphosa announced that the country will remain on Coronavirus Alert Level 1 with few changes:

? Alcohol sales for off-site consumption will be prohibited from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April.
? Curfew will remain from midnight to 4am.
?‍♀️ Health protocols must be observed at gatherings, including maintaining a distance of at least 1.5m between people.
? Wearing of masks is still mandatory.
✝️ Religious gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 250 people indoors and 500 outdoors.
? Funerals remain restricted to a maximum of 100 people with a two hour limit on service.

The President also announced that over 250 000 health care workers have been vaccinated thus far. Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout will begin in May 2021 and aims to vaccinate 16 million essential workers.

Over 2000 vaccination sites have been identified for the mass vaccination campaigns.

Registration to be vaccinated is scheduled to start in April.

People will be encouraged to register on-line, but those without on-line access will be able to register in person.

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