South Africa's coronavirus curfew extended

South Africa's coronavirus curfew extended

The Department of Transport has changed the regulation that controls the movement of vehicles under level four of the national lockdown. 

Fikile Mbalula
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According to the rules published in the Government Gazette on Monday, non-essential personnel were allowed to be on the road until 8pm - with a grace period until 9pm to allow drivers to complete their trips. 

That has now changed.

Minister Fikile Mbalula says motorists need to have completed their journeys by 7pm. 

He says under the amended regulation, public and private transport can operate between 5am and 7pm. 

Other rules that apply to essential workers remain in place - meaning you'll need to have a permit that explains why you're on the road outside our curfew hours. 

Meanwhile, today is the final day for inter-provincial travel. 

It applies to people who need to get back to their places of work and those staying at places that weren't their homes before the lockdown.

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