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SA Lockdown: Western Cape wants alcohol ban lifted

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The Western Cape says it’s ready to start selling alcohol again. Premier Alan Winde says the booze ban must be lifted urgently to avoid a jobs bloodbath.

Winde says having passed the peak of infections there are enough beds to deal with alcohol-related trauma and COVID-19 patients.

Government banned booze sales saying alcohol-related trauma will overwhelm the healthcare system.

Winde says the negative impact of the ban is far worse than its benefits.

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The industry says the ban has hurt many businesses and it’s had to retrench workers.

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Source: eNCA