Government imposes current coronavirus restrictions

Posted on March 25, 2020

Government has warn the members of the  public that if they  do not adhere to its restrictions aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic, they risk a fine, a prison term or even a criminal prosecution.   Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of the pandemic as a national disaster on 23 March 2020, government has imposed a number of majors and effort to stop the spread of this virus. They include instructions that liquor outlets must not accommodate more than fifty people, they must be closed between 6:00pm and 9:00 am on week days and Saturdays. From 13:00 pm Sundays and public holidays. Gatherings including religious services of more than 100 people is prohibited. Any person who intentionally misrepresent that he or she or any other person is infected with COVID -19 virus or who intentionally exposes another person to COVID -19 virus may be prosecuted.  Dr Llewellyn Curlewis,  legal expert from the University of Pretoria, “the fact of the matter if one does not comply then is committing an offence of which there certain penalties, for instance a fine maybe imposed which is the  imprisonment of 6 months at time:”   

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