Alcohol and tobacco products can be sold under level 2 lockdown

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South Africans have finally gotten their chance to quench their thirst for the second time after President Ramaphosa announced that the country will be moving to level 2 lockdown.

The level 2 lockdown comes with a couple of free passes, lifting of certain bans and relaxation of some bans also.

Level 2 will also see bans on travel between provinces and the sale of alcohol and tobacco products being lifted, effective from Monday midnight.

The banning and restriction on certain operations as a result of levels has seen the economy being negatively affected and many people in hospitality, restaurants and other industries losing their jobs.

Although the call for liquor trading to be allowed by traders may have been heard, it is not without any challenges and restrictions.

President Ramaphosa said traders and consumers are still bound by curfews and are still urged to follow them properly.

Eateries may only serve alcohol on site until 10pm while liquor stores can only trade from Monday to Thursday between 9am and 5pm.

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