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Not wearing a mask is now a criminal offence in South Africa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to lockdown level 3 at midnight on Monday 28 December.

He said all indoor and outdoor gatherings, except funerals, will be prohibited for the next 14 days.

The curfew is adjusted from 21:00 to 06:00 and all non-essential establishments like bars and restaurants must close at 20:00.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

The sale of alcohol has also been banned and nightclubs and bars which sell alcohol will not be allowed to operate.

As part of the new rules not wearing a mask is now a criminal offence and people who aren’t wearing masks in public can be arrested.

People who are successfully prosecuted for not wearing a mask can face a fine, imprisonment of up to 6 months, or both.

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