As of a minute past midnight on Tuesday , the country’s been on Lockdown Level 2.

Tobacco and alcohol are on sale again, and almost all economic activity can resume.

The exceptions are nightclubs, international air travel for leisure purposes, and spectator attendance of sports events.

The rules for public transport and education will also be determined by their respective ministers.

Co-operative Governance Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, says the decision is based on a reduction in demand at health facilities.

” This was confirmed by the Minister of Health, who informed us that there’s sufficient hospital capacity, including ICU space and ventilators. Consequently, we have called for a temporary suspension on the building of field hospitals, and will be redirecting to maintenance and repairing existing facilities”.