On Sunday, 12 July 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on South Africa’s ongoing measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through the implementation of a risk-adjusted strategy.
With the aim to contain the escalating number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the country, Ramaphosa announced the ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol, as well as the new curfew which entails everyone must be indoors between 9:00pm and 4:00am (exceptions for those that must be at work during these times).
Other regulations include:
Taxis undertaking long trips must adhere to 70% occupancy.
Taxis undertaking short trips can be at full capacity (with regulations on sanitization, ventilation, and hygiene).
The wearing of masks will be enforced.