The sale of takeaway alcohol in South Africa has been banned by the country over the weekend’s Easter holiday to prevent a surge in Coronavirus infections.

The banned was imposed by the South African government because it was reported that the act of getting involved in alcohol intake could encourage careless behaviour that could led to the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Since the surge of Coronavirus was announced in the country, preventive measures have been put in place to curb the spread of the virus.

In response to the situation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said alcohol had a role in encouraging negligent behaviour.

Meanwhile, Bars and restaurants have been given the opportunity to still serve drinks.

The preventive measures in the area of religious gatherings have also been restricted to 50% capacity if indoors.

After a second wave peaked in January, Coronavirus transmission is relatively low in South Africa.

The country has also experienced the ban of Alcohol several times throughout the pandemic.