SOUTH AFRICA BANS ALCOHOL SALE, MANDATES USE OF FACEMASKS IN PUBLIC

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new ban on alcohol sales and said mask-wearing will be mandatory in public after South Africa became the continent’s first to record one million coronavirus cases. Ramaphosa justified a raft of new measures by a “rapid rise” in infections, most by a new strain of the virus feared to be more contagious.

He pointed the finger at super-spreader social events and an extreme lack of vigilance over the holiday period. Ramaphosa said data showed that excessive alcohol consumption leads to an increase in trauma cases reported at hospitals. He said such admissions put an unnecessary strain on already stretched public health facilities, announcing that the new ban would start from midnight.

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