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South Africa lifts toughest virus measures as case numbers fall

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1441/12/26 - 2020/08/16

Cape Town, Aug 15, 2020, SPA -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday announced that stringent coronavirus regulations would be eased on Sunday as the country's infection rate falls, according to dpa.

The government will remove "nearly all" restrictions on economic activity as of August 17, lift restrictions on inter-provincial travel and the current ban on alcohol and tobacco sales, Ramaphosa said in a televised address to the nation on Saturday evening.

The president also said restrictions on family and social visits will be removed, but South Africans will stay obligated to wear a face mask in public, and no more than 50 people may gather.
02:52 LOCAL TIME 23:52 GMT

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