21 RULES – No trade cigarette or alcohol sales in 21 day lockdown – no jogging/dog walks

No dog walks, no jogging, no purchasing of alcohol and no purchasing of food from restaurants will be allowed during the 21-day lockdown, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Wednesday afternoon.

File picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency (ANA)

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Not only will there be no sales of alcohol allowed during the 21-day lockdown, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel revealed that cigarette sales will also be prohibited.   During Wednesday evening’s three-hour justice clusters briefing on the newly-amended State of Disaster regulations, which were signed by Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Patel said that stores which sell other things beside food would also be limited to only selling basic goods.


No criminals will be allowed to enter any house or business – be careful to walk around or take chances, as the owners are inside and wait for those criminals.   We are sick and tired of people that break in, steal and take what they want, rape the women and kill our people.  Everybody has a right to defend themself and the families.    STOP B-BBEE – Black economic empowerment, it is violation of White’s human rights.

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Police Minister Bheki Cele said that the previous regulations confined the sale of alcohol at bars, nightclubs, restaurants, liquor stores and taverns to between 9am and 6pm during weekdays and Saturdays, and to 9am and 1pm on Sundays, but under the lockdown, there would be no sale of alcohol allowed.    Cele urged South Africans to stay sober during the 21-day lockdown and said the transportation of alcohol was prohibited during the lockdown.

Earlier in the briefing Patel said that the regulations have been developed based on a heath assessment as which have been indicated by Minister Dlamini-Zuma. The regulations were also developed to enable the police to enforce them.    “We call on the business community, large businesses, small businesses, informal traders to work with us to contain the spread of the virus so that we can win this war,” Patel said.

“We are working with businesses to keep the supply chain running, to keep key production and retail flowing in the food sector, in cleaning and hygiene products, in medical goods and equipment, in fuel, and in basic goods like airtime and electricity.”

Patel said traders that sell a wide range of goods would be limited “only to sell the essential good that are set out in the regulations”.

“…We have to contain the spread of the virus, we have an enormous population of immunocompromised persons. If this virus spreads widely, it can cause very very serious damage. So we will implement, and learn from implementing and we can amend the regulations as we go on.

“If there are gaps that we have discovered, we can bring out a new regulation,” Patel said.

“We have a 21-day lockdown, it’s not a year, it’s not two years. It’s a 21-day lockdown to try to see if we can contain this.

“On the items that people can buy, obviously we wanted to keep the list as short and simple as possible so that we can do a quick turn around at shops so that people spend the minimum amount of time there, and travel as infrequently to the shops as possible. Cigarettes is not a basic good.”

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/coronavirus-in-sa-sale-of-cigarettes-prohibited-during-21-day-lockdown-45566024

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The sale of alcohol during the 21-day lockdown is strictly prohibited, according to the newly-amended State of Disaster regulations.   The amended regulations were signed by Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and they prohibit the sale of alcohol during the lockdown.    Police Minister Bheki Cele said the previous regulations confined the sale of alcohol at bars, nightclubs, restaurants, liquor stores and taverns to between 9am and 6pm during weekdays and Saturdays, and to 9am and 1pm on Sundays, but under the lockdown, there would be no sale of alcohol allowed.

Cele urged South Africans to stay sober during the 21-day lockdown and said the transportation of alcohol was prohibited during the lockdown.   “Last weekend with the previous Covid-19 Disaster Management Regulations, we were inundated with requests for clarity and a lot of other questions around the selling and consumption of liquor.

“This time around with the national lockdown, the selling of liquor is strictly prohibited. This is applicable to also those supermarkets with liquor licences. No liquor will be sold anywhere by anyone during the 21-day period of the lockdown,” said Cele.   “Equally, the movement of liquor between any two points is also strictly prohibited as per the Covid-19 Disaster Management Regulations,” said Cele.   Free movement in the country will be only allowed to permitted persons who provide an essential service from Thursday midnight.

ESSENTIAL SERVICES, ACCORDING TO THE AMENDED REGULATIONS:

  • Medical, health, laboratory and medical services
  • Disaster management, fire prevention, fire fighting and emergency services
  • Financial services, including the JSE, insurance services and banking services
  • Production of food, cleaning, hygiene and medical services
  • Grocery stores and essential services
  • Water, lights, gas and fuel maintenance
  • Funeral services
  • Municipal services
  • Cleaning, sanitation, sewerage and waste removal services
  • Newspaper, broadcasting and telecommunication services
  • Production and sale of chemical, hygiene products, medical, retail or/and pharmaceutical sector
  • Essential SARS services – to be determined by the Commissioner
  • Private security services
  • Air-traffic navigation, Civil Aviation Authority, cargo shipping and dockyard services
  • Gold, coal and mining refineries
  • The executive, MPs, provincial legislatures, local councils, judiciary, traditional leaders and national office bearers represented in Parliament
  • Commissioners of Chapter 9 institutions
  • Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery, critical maintenance and repair in relation to the rendering of essential services including components and equipment.

South Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases have risen from a single case on March 5, to over 700 cases as of Wednesday.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/no-alcohol-sales-during-21-day-lockdown-says-bheki-cele-45555633

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No dog walks, no jogging, no purchasing of alcohol and no purchasing of food from restaurants will be allowed during the 21-day lockdown, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Wednesday afternoon. 

The decision comes after Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced earlier on Wednesday that people would be allowed to jog and walk dogs responsibly.    “If you go out and jog it must be for a short distance and no mingling. We do not want to see crowds,” Mkhize had said earlier.

Cele said after a meeting with ministers later on Wednesday, Mkhize’s remarks had been reversed.

“There shall be no dogs that shall be walked,” he said, adding that people should walk their dogs at home. This was also extended to jogging.

Cele said the previous regulations which allowed liquor stores, taverns, shisanyamas, pubs and clubs, to open between 9am and 6pm on Mondays to Saturdays and 9am to 1pm on Sundays, was no more.

He said people would be allowed to consume alcohol in their homes, but not outside of their homes to avoid havoc during the lockdown.      “For 21 days, please stay sober,” said Cele.

EFF leader Julius Malema had tweeted in anger on Wednesday afternoon after Mkhize’s remarks that people be allowed to jog and walk dogs during the lockdown.   South Africa has 709 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, this was a significant jump from 554 cases on Tuesday.    Said Malema: “I hear some people will be allowed to walk dogs; just don’t try us, please. We support the government’s intervention, but rubbish won’t be tolerated,” tweeted the leader of the red berets.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/no-dog-walks-no-jogging-and-no-alcohol-buying-allowed-during-lockdown-police-minister-45546864

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