President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a return to level 3 of the lockdown saying that the country is at an “extremely dangerous” point in its fight against the pandemic and this required immediate and decisive action.

The new measures, which include the strengthening of level 3 restrictions, will take effect from midnight on Monday and last until January 15. They will include the prohibition of all indoor and outdoor gatherings except for funerals and other limited exceptions. After 14 days this prohibition will be reviewed...

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