Dlamini-Zuma: No changes on international travel, initiation schools to close

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is joined by Zweli Mkhize and Bheki Cele on Tuesday morning.

Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma briefs the nation on regulations under lockdown level 1, which comes into effect at midnight, on Sunday 20 September 2020., Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday said that international travel has not changed under the country’s level 3 lockdown.

Briefing the media, the minister said the 18 land borders, which were partially operational, would be fully operational.

She said the 34 land borders, which were closed will remain closed, except for the Kosibay Border Post between South Africa and Mozambique that would reopen on 1 January 2021.

The minister also said initiation schools will have to be closed under the adjusted level 3 lockdown.

She said initiation schools that had already opened prior to the implantation of the country’s level 3 lockdown regulations, would be allowed to continue to operate in order to complete their processes.

However, Dlamini-Zuma said no new initiates may be taken, and celebrations after the initiation are prohibited.

Earlier, Dlamini-Zuma said people could go to restaurants, museums, gyms, casinos, galleries, cinemas, and theatres.

However, the venues must allow a maximum of 50 people only sitting 1.5 metres apart and alcohol is prohibited from being sold.

If the venue cannot accommodate the 1.5 metre distancing, then the number of people allowed inside must be less than 50.

Following Monday night's address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on developments in relation to the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Cabinet ministers are giving more details on the new adjusted regulations.

Dlamini-Zuma is joined by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and Police Minister Bheki Cele on Tuesday morning.

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