January 4 In response to rumors that South Africa will return to the strictest level of the epidemic blockade, South Africa’s presidential palace spokesman Nonceba denied it at a regular press conference on the 4th.
At present, South Africa is at the peak of the second wave of COVID-19, and the anti-epidemic situation is not optimistic.
Especially during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has soared, which has aroused external concern.
Recently, there are rumors that the South African government is considering reasing the “lockdown order” against the epidemic to the most severe level of level five.
In response, Nonsaba said that the above rumors were “outright fake news”.
He said that since South African President Ramaphosa announced that the epidemic “lockdown order” would be upgraded to level three on December 28, 2020, the South African government has not yet made any plans to adjust the epidemic “lockdown order” level.
At present, under the new three-level “lockdown order”, the South African government strictly enforces the prohibition of alcohol and the curfew from 21:00 to 6 a.m. the next day.
According to figures released by the South African government, during the recent New Year holiday, the rate of traffic accidents, accidental injuries, etc.
in South Africa has decreased significantly, thus sharing the pressure on the currently saturated health care system.
However, the South African Liquor Association issued a statement on the 4th that since the resumption of Prohibition on December 28, 2020, in the following less than a week, the number of illegal sales of alcohol products in South Africa has increased.
Sibani Mngadi, head of the South African Liquor Industry Association, said that although the South African people can consciously abide by the relevant epidemic prevention regulations to a large extent, the illegal sale of alcohol products cannot be avoided, and there have been several illegal trafficking in alcohol products.
Therefore, the South African Liquor Industry Association calls for the need for South African law enforcement to take more severe measures in dealing with illegal alcohol sales.