There’s a real chance that at the very least, the lockdown Level 3 restrictions will remain in place beyond the 15th of this month.

The National Coronavirus Command Council has met to discuss whether this level is sufficient or whether a harder lockdown is necessary in a bid to bring down infection numbers.

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with the provinces yesterday to discuss the growing number of Covid-19 infections and the response to the progress of the pandemic.

Thereafter, Cabinet will discuss the recommendations, after which the nation can expect an announcement.

Meanwhile … The Liquor Traders Formation is pleading with government to lift the ban on alcohol.

Traders across the country are holding their breath to hear if the restriction on alcohol sales will be lifted later this month.

The formation’s Lucky Ntimane says the industry cannot survive another long ban on alcohol sales as this would result in even more job losses.