A lot of us have realised that covid-19 cases have been steadily rising and over the past few weeks. Well, it has been said that this is because of the new variant Omicron that has been said to spread way faster.
The president has just announced that the country will remain at alert level 1. President Ramaphosa mentioned that the cabinet decided not to impose any severe changes yet. Although he has said that the curfew will remain, and the number of people in a public gathering is allowed up to 750 people, and in funerals, not more than 100 people are allowed.
He added that After tears events and other events that may be a threat to the spread of covid-19 are still not allowed.
The president mentioned that the best way to fight against this new variant is to be outside as it has been proven to spread at a lower rate when people are outside as compared to when they are indoors.
It seems that some good news for the alcohol industry also came when the president said that the sale of alcohol will remain open but alcohol will not be sold during curfew hours.
The president has said that the country is prepared for the Omicron Variant as hospitals and beds are also prepared to fight against this variant. People are urged to vaccinate so that their lives can be saved.
"Everyone is urged to take the vaccine," he said, he added that we need to learn to with this virus as it seems like it won't be going away for a long time.
It seems like people will be allowed to enjoy this festive season without any hard lockdowns like last year, where people has to spend Christmas under lockdown. Well, people have to protect themselves and their families against the new variant.
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