National South African Police Services (SAPS) Spokesperson, Brigadier Naidoo recently warned pub owners to stick to lockdown safety regulations. Naidoo stated that any pub owner who allows customers to party and disregard lockdown rules will be charged for risky behaviour taking place in their premises.
South African citizens who take off their masks and don’t abide by the social distancing rules when drinking alcohol in pubs were also warned. Naidoo’s warning comes after the general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana and president of the concerned Tshwane Liquor Traders Association , Oupa Mthombeni also urged people not to be too excited about the move to level 1 and disregard safety protocols.
Naidoo added that people need to remember that government might have eased the lockdown, but the pandemic is still a reality and it continues to spread.
Mpumlwana emphasized that the youth needs to remember that while they may be strong enough for the virus not to make them fall seriously ill, they could be carriers and pass it on those who were vulnerable at home, work or school.