Restaurant Association SA calls to lift curfew restrictions

Restaurant Association SA calls to lift curfew restrictions

There's great anticipation ahead of the President's address to the nation this evening.


The Presidency says Cyril Ramaphosa has been in a series of meetings this week discussing the country's coronavirus response.

He's expected to announce a further relaxing of the lockdown restrictions.

There's speculation the country will move down from Level 2 - which will see the night-time curfew being lifted - and international travel being allowed.

CEO of the Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA), Wendy Alberts is hoping establishments will soon be able to stay open for longer.

"It's pretty eminent that the curfew needs to be lifted for us to return our business to normal to stabilise and mobilise the industry. 

"We have also put an objection into the zero proposed tolerance and we have also asked for the numbers and the restrictions of 50 on the bars and pubs be lifted immediately. 

"As well ad wedding venues and for night clubs to reopen with social distance practises and we have also said we are ready now to move to level 1," says Alberts. 

The President will speak at 7pm.

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