Lockdown Level 5 rumours are fake news

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The government has dismissed rumours about the country returning to level 5 lockdown.

Rumours circulating on social media suggesting the national coronavirus command council (NCCC), in response to the rising numbers of Covid-19 infections, will meet to discuss a stricter lockdown have been dismissed by government.

“That is fake news,” presidency spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli told TimesLIVE.

To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on December 28 that SA would into lockdown level 3.

Under adjusted lockdown level 3, all indoor and outdoor gatherings were immediately prohibited.

The country’s curfew was extended from 9pm to 6am, and all beaches were closed.

Sales, distribution and transportation of alcohol and drinking in public spaces was immediately prohibited.

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