Govt confirms alcohol, tobacco ban to stay throughout lockdown

Govt confirms alcohol, tobacco ban remains throughout lockdown

The ban on liquor and tobacco sales is here to stay - at least until the lockdown period is over, according to government. 

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Government tweeted the announcement a short while ago - that this is being done to save lives and protect the health and well-being of South Africans.

It's provided some data that shows that two percent of patients with alcohol-related stabbing injuries need to be placed in ICU for an average of five days.

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It says the alcohol ban will also reduce the burden on primary health care and private facilities.

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