Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has announced that the sale of alcohol and cigarettes would still not be allowed under level 4 lockdown.
Dlamini-Zuma on Wednesday night said that government had received thousands of public comments opposing the sale of cigarettes and alcohol.
The minister also stressed that the ban on alcohol sales has had tangible results, with a marked decrease in incidents of violent crime and domestic violence.
“Our hospitals are not filled with people who have been stabbed, raped, shot, etc, so doctors are able to concentrate on seeing people who are sick – especially with the coronavirus,” Dlamini-Zuma said.
Some of the other lifestyle changes announced by the government include: