Alcohol sales banned in South Africa during COVID-19 lockdown

The South African government has banned alcohol sales for a minimum of 3 weeks whilst imposing lockdown measures to address the spread of COVID-19. It said that the decision was made because alcohol reduces people’s ability to practise social distancing, compromises people’s immune systems, increases the risk of domestic violence and increases accidents, thus placing a preventable burden on emergency services.

Source: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/why-alcohol-sale-banned-south-africa-during-lockdown/