President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has tightened restrictions in the Eastern Cape Province that has recorded increased Covid-19 cases.
Among the measures introduced to step down the spread of covid-19 is a night curfew in the eastern Nelson Mandela Bay area that is the new hotspot.
In a recent decision, the consumption of alcohol in public areas like beaches was also banned starting Thursday December 3, 2020 in a move the president said would reduce social gatherings.
The number of people allowed in an indoor event has been reduced to 100 and 250 people for outdoor events.
Mr Ramaphosa urged people to observe the rules and restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Nelson Mandela Bay is the largest municipality in the Eastern Cape Province.
The province has recorded 132,149 cases out of the country’s 800,872 cases.
The world has experienced months of COVID-19, and in the case of South Africa, the situation is being managed tactfully by the government. Clinical and epidemiological knowledge around this disease has developed at an unprecedented rate and a vaccine has already ascended to human trial phase. The country is determined, collectively, to beat this virus and minimize its impact on us as humanity.
“As the numbers of admissions increase, so too must our clinical acumen. We are constantly learning more about the behaviour of the virus when it enters the body. Our ability to refine our clinical management will have a significant impact on the overall burden of the disease on our health care system”, the country’s health Minister said.