Law enforcement to clamp down on ‘Covid-19 law breakers’

Law enforcement to clamp down on ‘Covid-19 law breakers’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered law enforcement to clamp down on those who break the Covid-19 regulations during the upcoming festive season. 

Cyril Ramaphosa declares Nelson Mandela Bay hotspot

As the country approaches the busiest period of the year, government is gearing up to keep citizens in check. 

In Thursday’s national address, Ramaphosa warned against complacency. 

He pleaded with South Africans to comply with Covid-19 restrictions to keep infections at bay. 

“We have instructed law enforcement officials to ensure compliance with the law, by owners, controllers and managers of workplaces, shops, institutions and buildings to ensure social distancing and wearing of masks,” said Ramaphosa. 

Taxi drivers and operators have also been asked to play their part. 

“In addition, each one of us will be required to comply with the curfew times,” he added. 

“We can only prevent a second wave if all of us respect the rules that have been put in place for the protection of everyone.  

“For the safety of all of us, those who break the rules must face consequences.” 

Ramaphosa made no major changes to regulations, except in the Nelson Mandela Bay where tighter restrictions have been put in place.


Nelson Mandela Bay declared Covid-19 hotspot, additional restrictions implemented

Additional restrictions will be implemented, taking effect at midnight. The new measures were announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who held a family meeting on Thursday where he raised concerns about the resurgence of cases, particularly in the Eastern Cape and parts of the Western Cape.

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