Ramaphosa gives reason for reinstated alcohol ban

Ramaphosa gives reason for reinstated alcohol ban

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the decision to suspend alcohol sales again was due to a rise trauma cases that were alcohol-induced in hospitals.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
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Ramaphosa interacted with communities across the nation through a virtual Presidential Imbizo on COVID-19 on Thursday.


"With alcohol out of the lived evidence, that was given to us by our health workers and our Medical Advisory Committee.

"We realised that the hospital beds that we've got are now being utilised more and more since we lifted the ban on alcohol."

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He says the National Coronavirus Command Council, as well as Cabinet, decided to suspend sales.

"Its not a ban, its a suspension to allow our health system to be able to cope. In the course of all this, we are having to deal with a whole number of issue."

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