On Monday afternoon, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs), addressed media at the national Coronavirus Command Council meeting. Dlamini-Zuma addressed a number of issues including the ban on alcohol, leisure accommodation and the wearing of masks and more
Dlamini-Zuma said that hotels, bed and breakfasts and lodges will only be open for those requiring quarantine and isolation, or for word purposes. Dlamini-Zuma was addressing media at the National Coronavirus Command Council this afternoon.
Beaches remain closed to the public and bathing is banned
Dlamini-Zuma also spoke about the ban on the immediate ban on alcohol announced by the President on Sunday night saying, “This is very important. People know when they drink in groups, they let their guard down and will not be wearing masks. The social distancing will also go, and the spread will happen. We’ve seen it in many instances. It brings people together and discourages them from using masks.”
Dlamini-Zuma further said, “They are now taking places that should be used to look after people who are ill and people who have COVID-19. Some of them might need beds and ICU theaters. They’ll also take away the medical personnel that should be looking after those who have COVID-19.”