South Africa is enjoying the fruits of being in level 1. What this means is that Clubs, Pubs and Tarvens can accommodate a lot of people and not only that but they can close at midnight. The real thing to celebrate is the fact that we have conquered the third wave of the Coronavirus. We are recording less than 1000 cases on a daily and more than 20 million people have been vaccinated.
This is great news and we have a 96.2% recovery rate in the country, which is great. But sad part is that we are approaching the festive and you know how South Africans act when it's the festive holidays. They act like it's the last or the first ever festive holidays and do the utmost crazy things.
During the festive people meet up in large groups and interact. The majority of people travel province to province to visit their loved ones. Those travels and interactions make the virus very active, and most people look like to have made peace that they won't wear mask and will only wear them when going to malls or hotels and so forth.
To prevent all that the President will implement stricter regulations like he did last year. As much as the people didn't appreciate level 3 and the liquor ban. Last year December good things did happened during that phase. The country had close to zero car accidents caused by drunk and driving. In most Hospitals in Gauteng the trauma center had zero patients on New Year's Eve. Nobody was brought that night that was injured.
It goes to show that alcohol is the main cause of all the horrible things that happen during December. The car accidents and injured people all circle to alcohol. Clearly the best option is to ban alcohol during December. It did wonders last year and it shall be reinstated this year again, the country might be on level 3 or 4.
Which will be understandable, the country has come too far fighting the virus and we are fighting a winning battle. We can't let the last two weeks of December to take us 10 steps back. By banning alcohol in December we are also slowing the fourth wave and not giving it the strength to grow rapidly like the third wave did.
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