The Tshwane municipality says it will not tolerate any festive season gatherings in contravention of COVID-19 regulations. Tshwane Community Safety MEC Karen Meyer said, “the Tshwane Metro Police has not approved any event in the City of Tshwane for 16 December or any other date during the rest of the year or for early next year.”

“We are, however, aware of events that might take place illegally in the city at known spaces and the Tshwane Metro Police will do extra patrols, will be more vigilant as it forms part of their Festive Season operations.” Said Karen Meyer.

Gauteng remains in the number one spot, with the highest number of Covid-19 cases countrywide. The metrics indicate that the City of Johannesburg, Tshwane and the West Rand were at the forefront of the resurgence in the province, though not officially in the midst of a second wave yet.

The data shows that hospital admissions were steadily on the rise in Gauteng compared to the previous months. While the entertainment industry anticipates another huge knock because of further lockdown restrictions, some event management companies on Tuesday said that their festive season bashes were cancelled to comply with the law.

New restrictions include an 11pm curfew, the closure of some beaches, and scaled-down hours for the sale of alcohol. Other event management companies have been advised to follow suit and obey the law, but most importantly, save lives. #ladi_jaja?

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