Flowing the announcement by the presidents, that the country has moved to adjusted level 4, due to the worrying increase in the numbers of COVID-19 infections, the MMC for Health and Social Services Cllr Nomadlozi Nkosi has pleaded with residents to avoid gatherings.

 “As a country we find ourselves confronted by the devastating increase of COVID infections and we need to all play our part to prevent the spread.

We have to avoid gatherings of all kinds, whether for family, friends, business or recreation.  The virus does not move from place to place by itself; it relies on the movement of people,” said Cllr Nkosi.

Under the adjusted alert Level 4, the following measures are in place across the country with effect from Monday, 28 June:

  • All gatherings – whether indoors or outdoors – are prohibited. These include religious, political, cultural and social gatherings.
  • Funerals and cremations are permitted, but attendance may not exceed 50 people and all social distancing and health protocols must be observed.
  • Night vigils, after-funeral gatherings and ‘after-tears’ gatherings are not allowed
  • The sale of alcohol both for on-site and off-site consumption is prohibited.
  • Travel in and out of the province for leisure purposes will be prohibited. This does not include work, business or commercial travel, transit through airports or for the transport of goods.
  • Visits to old age homes, care facilities and other ‘congregant settings’ is restricted.
  • Restaurants and other eateries will only be permitted to sell food for take-away or delivery.

Ekurhuleni residents are reminded that a curfew has been put in place from 9pm to 4am, and all non-essential establishments will need to close by 8pm.

The City of Ekurhuleni pleads with its residents to play their part and help prevent the spread of the virus by observing all COVID-19 protocols.