Rorisang Kgosana
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30 Dec 2020
5:00 am

Crackdown on citizens’ Covid-19 slackness

Rorisang Kgosana

Not wearing a mask is now a criminal offence and those in violation will be arrested and fined, or sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: POOL/AFP/Jerome Delay

International tourists are still welcome in the country as borders remain open under the new adjusted lockdown regulations, while businesses can only occupy 50% of their workspace – if they really have to. Members of the National Coronavirus Command Council explained the new regulations yesterday after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday the country would move to an adjusted Level 3 lockdown. This comes after a spike in infections, with South Africa now having more than one million cumulative Covid-19 cases. The 18 reopened border posts would remain open, with international flights restricted to only King Shaka, Cape Town International...