President Cyril Ramaphosa says the entire country will move to level 3 of lockdown from 1 June. But some places, considered hotspots, could go back to levels 4, depending on whether infections spike.
Alcohol will be sold for home consumption under Level 3, but cigarettes are still banned. Exercise will be allowed at any time of day, but not in groups.
South Africa now has 22 583 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 429 deaths. Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, eThekwini, Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City, and Cape Town were metros identified as COVID-19 hot spots.
Watch the President’s full address here:
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