Swaziland strengthens lockdown restrictions

In a statement the Swaziland strengthens lockdown restrictions Prime Minister of Eswatin Senator Themba N. Masuku today 7th January 2021 announced that the government will be strengthening lockdown restrictions starting this Friday amid escalation in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Southern African Nation.

The new conditions which will be reviewed after two weeks will see limitation in public gatherings including churches and funerals among other activities.

Meetings are reduced to 20 people and the government recommends virtual interactions.

“It is for this reason that, in compliance with Regulation 51
of the COVID-19 Regulations 2020, His Majesty’s
Government, through the sustained counsel of Their
Majesties, has taken the decision to strengthen partial
lockdown restrictions to disrupt the spread of the virus with
effect from midnight Friday, 8 January 2020. Elements of the new restrictions include the following;
Gatherings .All gatherings of all sizes are prohibited except
gatherings for burials. However, memorial services are
strictly prohibited.”

The Business and Commercial sector will remain operational and are expected to abide by the COVID-19 regulations.

“Business and Commerce.  Health protocols remain in force with 1.5 metre requirement for social distance.No retailers shall operate after 6pm.All liquor outlets will now operate from Monday to
Thursday between 11am and 4pm and shall be closed  on Friday to Sunday. Alcohol sale is restricted to home consumption only.”


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