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‘So it’s the problem child?’: Mzansi reacts to stricter lockdown in Nelson Mandela Bay

Social media was filled with memes and messages reacting to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of stricter lockdown measures in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape, on Thursday.

The city became the first to be declared a Covid-19 hotspot, after a resurgence of the virus in the area.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on Thursday night. File photo.
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‘Enforce existing laws’: DA slams more liquor restrictions and curfews

The DA opposes any further restrictions on liquor sales and extensions to the curfew, saying they will only inflict further harm on SA’s already ailing economy.

On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced tighter localised restrictions, including further restrictions on the sale of alcohol, in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“With effect from midnight tonight, the hours of the curfew will be 10pm to 4am. This means that, except for emergencies, no person may be outside their place of residency outside these times.

“The sale of alcohol from retail outlets will only be permitted between 10am and 6pm from Monday to Thursday.DA’s Dean Macpherson says restrictions on liquor and curfew will only inflict further harm on SA’s already ailing economy.

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