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Africa News of Wednesday, 31 March 2021

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Coronavirus: South Africa bans takeaway alcohol over Easter holidays

Alcohol bans have been imposed several times throughout the pandemic Alcohol bans have been imposed several times throughout the pandemic

South Africa has banned sale of takeaway alcohol over the Easter holidays in a move to curb possible spike in coronavirus infections.

The country is Africa's most impacted in terms of caseload and death rate with respect to COVID-19.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the move in a Tuesday evening address to update the citizenry on virus combat, he said alcohol had a role in encouraging negligent behaviour.

Despite the takeaway sale ban, bars and restaurants may still serve drinks and religious gatherings have also been restricted to 50% capacity if indoors.

This is the latest alcohol restriction since the pandemic hit the country.

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