Social visits permitted under lockdown Level 2

Social visits permitted under lockdown Level 2

Social visits with family and friends are now allowed under Level 2 of the coronavirus lockdown - but you'll need to stick to the rules. 

Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma NCCC level 2

Cooperative Governance Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was briefing the nation on Monday on how Alert Level 2 will be enforced. 

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"Social events at places of residence are now permitted. This includes visits to friends and family. As long as there are no more than ten visitors at a time."

Dlamini-Zuma says people need to follow all safety protocols during social visits. 

"People when they visit, they'll be probably visiting people who are over 60 some of them who have comorbidities. 

"Younger people sometimes they carry the virus without knowing they are positive. So it's important that when you visit, you still stick to the protocols so that your visit should not lead to grief." 

Social events and weddings have been given the green light with 50 guests.

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Tobacco and alcohol sales resumed on Tuesday. 

According to the World Health Organisation, tobacco smoking is a known risk factor for many respiratory infections and increases the severity of such diseases.

Dlamini-Zuma says the ban had to be put in place to avoid a greater surge of COVID-19 infections.

Alcohol - whose sale was put on hold twice during the lockdown - will also be allowed.

Dlamini-Zuma says people should drink responsibly.

She's also pleading with us to respect the curfew, which is between 10pm and 4am.

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