South Africa to tighten COVID-19 restrictions for 14 days

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  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021

FILE PHOTO: A person crosses the street during sunset, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will tighten COVID-19 restrictions for 14 days as current containment measures are not sufficient to prevent a rise in infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

"Additional restrictions are necessary, ... We will put these additional restrictions in place for the next 14 days," Ramaphosa said in an address to the nation.

Under the measures announced, all gatherings will be prohibited, there will be a curfew from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. and the sale of alcohol will be banned.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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