GEORGE NEWS - The police and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be responsible for ensuring the restriction on the movement of persons and goods as of 23:59 on Thursday evening 26 March 2020.
The following important information was supplied by George Municipality:
• The deployment of the SANDF will increase visibility and conduct integrated foot patrols, roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints during the lockdown.
• There shall be no gatherings other than for a funeral, where the number of mourners will be restricted to 50 and night vigils are prohibited.
• No liquor will be sold anywhere by anyone during the 21-day period of the lockdown. Equally, the movement of liquor between any two points is also strictly prohibited as per the COVID-19 Disaster Management Regulation.
• Anyone found to be in contravention of the Regulations, shall be found guilty and on conviction, will be liable to a fine, or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both.
• The best way to combat the spread of the coronavirus, is to adhere to the call by the President and stay home.
• Government appeals to citizens refrain from travelling to other provinces to prevent the further spreading of the virus.
National Day of Prayer
• President Cyril Ramaphosa invites all South Africans to take part in a National Day of Prayer wherever they are, on the eve of the nation-wide lockdown.
• Citizens are requested to observe two minutes of prayer, reflection or silent meditation on Thursday 26 March 2020 between 18:00 and 18:30.
• South Africans need to act together as one patriotic nation in solidarity with all those affected or impacted by COVID-19, not just in South Africa but around the world.
• Citizens are called to demonstrate their solidarity with fellow South Africans by displaying our inspiring national flag on social media (#PrayForSouthAfrica), outside their homes and other prominent places as an act of compassion and unity during the national lockdown.
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