Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
29 Dec 2021
7:20 am

Crescendo of calls to end curfew before New Year’s Eve

Reitumetse Makwea

Restaurant Association CEO Wendy Alberts says they support ending the curfew as there is no evidence that it contributes to reducing Covid-19 transmission.

2 April 2020 - Cape Town,South Africa : Empty streets in the city of Cape Town during the lockdown for Covid-19.

As calls mount for the government to end the Covid curfew before New Year’s Eve, health experts, the Restaurant Association of South Africa and the National Liquor Traders Association say it’s time to end the curfew once and for all. Epidemiologist Dr Jo Barnes said the curfew was no longer justified at this point in the pandemic, and that a curfew from midnight to four in the morning was ludicrous as it did nothing to control the spread of disease. “This inexplicable curfew seems to be kept in place simply to have it on the books in order to extend...