Can you take someone home from the pub as lockdown measures change? Would that it were so simple.
South Africa’s long-standing alcohol abuse problem reemerged a day after lifting a lockdown ban
Just 24 hours after South Africas coronavirus-responsive ban on alcohol sales was lifted, there are already calls for it to be reinstated.
On social media, the hashtag #alcoholmustfall was trending on Tuesday (June 2), and the far-left opposition party EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) said it would hold president Cyril Ramaphosa personally responsible for any deaths resulting from the booze ban being lifted.
The ban of alcohol and cigarettes sales was one of the more unusual features of South Africas strict lockdown imposed on Mar. 27 to stop the spread of Covid-19 infections in the African country which already has the highest number of confirmed cases on the continent.