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Alcohol ban should be uplifted: Opinion

December 28th South Africa moved from level 1 to level 3 in order to curb the spread of covid-19 which was increasing rapidly during the festive season. The move to level three was for a couple of days to see if the infection rate will decrease in which it didn’t forcing President Cyril Ramaphosa to call a National address again on the 11th of January 2021 taking us to alert level 3 with specified restrictions.

Level 3 came with sad news to the alcohol drinkers of the country as drinking and sales of alcohol was prohibited even during alert level 3. The current status quo of the country allows the president to uplift some of the restrictions like the alcohol ban. The death rate is not looking good but the numbers of infections per day has decreased amazingly and could decrease more until the next presidential address which will be great news to the alcohol industry.

Alcohol sales ban might be uplifted in the next presidential address due to economic and health reasons , uplifted for sales but definitely not on site drinking or opening of public drinking places. Its been a whole month without alcohol sales which definitely hurt the South African Breweries sales and jeopardized many family’s income. Brewer is letting go of temporary contract employed workers due to the restriction of alcohol sales.It is promising that one of the biggest industry in South Africa that brings more money and boost the economy is going to be up and running when the president addresses the nation in the next few days .

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