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.
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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