Lockdown: Ramaphosa announces longer curfew to prevent super-spreader events

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The latest: To prevent super-spreader events, the government has imposed a longer curfew and placed further restrictions on gatherings across the country.

How we know: President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday evening amid a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

What was said: "Gatherings – especially social gatherings and parties – are the largest source of outbreaks," said Ramaphosa. He said, in many such gatherings, social distancing was not observed, crowded venues were not properly ventilated, hand sanitiser was not readily available, and people were not wearing masks.

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