South Africa re-imposes curfew as coronavirus infections spike

By: AFP      Published: 01:09 AM, 13 Jul, 2020
South Africa re-imposes curfew as coronavirus infections spike

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday re-imposed a night curfew and suspended alcohol sales as coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risked being overwhelmed.

“As we head towards the peak of infections, it is vital that we do not burden our clinics and hospitals with alcohol-related injuries that could have been avoided,” Ramaphosa said in a televised address to the nation.