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South Africa extends nightly curfew, limits gatherings as COVID-19 cases surge

PUBLISHED: Sun, 30 May 2021 17:39:11 GMT

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JOHANNESBURG, May 30 (Reuters) – South Africa has extended its nightly curfew and limited the number of people at gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19 as positive cases surge, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

The level two lockdown restrictions will start on Monday, forcing non-essential establishments like restaurants, bars and fitness centres to close by 2000 local time (2000 GMT) as the curfew will start at 2300 from midnight and end at 0400, Ramaphosa said in an address to the nation. (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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