There will be a curfew between 8pm and 5am, with only people who have the necessary permits allowed to be out of their homes between those times.
THERE will be a curfew between 8pm and 5am, with only people who have the necessary permits allowed to be out of their homes between those times, Cogta Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced on Wednesday.
Dlamini Zuma, along with other ministers who form part of the Covid-19 command council, briefed the public on the final regulations governing level four of the national lockdown.
Dlamini Zuma also said because there would an increase in the number of people going to work during level four, people would be requested to return home after work and not to visit friends or relatives.
“We expect everyone to be in their place of
residence between these times, except for those who are conducting essential
services. Movement, outside the curfew times, will be allowed for personnel and
services in level four, provided there is the necessary permits and
“We can only conquer the virus, if we limit our movements and stay
at home. We must continue to move only when its necessary that is either
for medical care and emergencies or the purchase of essentials and permitted
goods and services,” Dlamini Zuma said.
The minister said buses and trains will be allowed to operate under strict hygiene conditions
Dlamini Zuma also explained that since some people used the hours before the lockdown was implemented at the end of March to travel back home to various provinces, a short opening would be allowed for people to move back to the provinces that they permanently reside.
She stressed that no travel between provinces would be allowed, except for a once-off allowance to enable people who were stranded at the start of the national lockdown to return home or to the province they are working in. The country’s borders will remain closed and will open to be only for the transportation of goods.