The decision for level 3 lockdown in South mainly Eastern Cape and Western Cape will be made today the National Coronavirus Command Council meets today to decide on localized restrictions.
South Africa is experiencing a resurgence of coronavirus infections, leading the government to discuss district-based restrictions that could impact Covid-19 hotspots.
With the festive period looming, concerns around activity in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape have emboldened calls for local lockdowns.
Level 3 Lockdown In South Africa
Level 3 lockdown will mainly impact the Western and Eastern Cape according to Premier Alan Winde of Western Province, who has noted a 73% increase in infections in Cape Town & 117% along the Garden Route.
Officials in both metros have recently noted a rise in alcohol-related incidents, pointing to the approaching festive season as a serious cause for concern. Municipal officials add that the unrestricted supply of alcohol, which is closely linked with non-compliance concerning the current 00:00 to 04:00 curfew, will continue to strain health resources.
The National Coronavirus Command Council meets today to decide on localized restrictions with businesses likely to comply if conditions outlined by Business Tech are met.
Level 3 Lockdown South Africa Rules
When the lockdown was initially introduced, the rules included restrictions on leisure travel, social visits, on-site consumption of alcohol, businesses with more than 100 employees, and large gatherings.
These restrictions also meant that people were not allowed to leave their homes except to travel to and from work, to shop, to exercise during set hours or for emergencies. Tobacco sales and smoking were also prohibited under level 3 lockdown.
The lockdown level 3 rules might be different this time from the previous arrangement considering this is a localized situation.