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LIVE BLOG: It's a crime to travel between provinces without a permit, transport DG says

The Transport Minister is briefing the media on steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 within the sector.

Alec Moemi - Transport Department DG

He adds you can load your private car to full capacity but people must wear masks.

Moemi: Anyone who travels across provinces without a permit is committing an offense.   

Alec Moemi - Transport Department DG answers some of the questions...

The minister is done and

You're allowed to travel with alcohol, the minister says.

He says it's important that those windows remain open in taxis. 

Mbalula says banks have offered taxi owners a break from paying their installment for about 3 months. It's for those who need it.

If you've just joined us, Minister Mbalula is giving an update on the transport sector. He's started with taxis

The minister says the ministry engaged the taxi industry and came to an understanding. "We've had to put emotions aside," he adds.

"We'll act without fear or favour," Mbalula reiterates. 

"It's imperative that we strengthen compliance," Mbalula says. 

Mbalula thanks Jackson Mthembu and the rest of the his team.

The briefing will be led by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

WATCH LIVE: You can watch the briefing live below:

It’s also likely that there will be updates on the future of the R350 grant and other measures to support the millions of citizens who have had their livelihoods ruined by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ramifications of a second alcohol ban will be laid bare. 

We can expect to hear more about the financial implications of what President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday. 

So what can we expect from this briefing?

God afternoon and welcome to EWN's live blog about government’s (economic cluster) further plans to combat COVID-19.