Tourism minister has addressed the common question on the status of Nightclubs in Level 2 lockdown.
In a media briefing hosted by the Tourism minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, to debate the tourism-related activities under level 2, she made it known that nightclubs aren’t allowed to work .
“The issue of nightclubs, they’re not allowed now in terms of the regulations,” said Kubayi-Ngubane.
“Nightclubs open in the dark . i’m explaining from my understanding, but the relevant minister who licenses them can explain, is that due to the 10pm curfew, the nightclubs normally enter the first hours of the morning.”
Also, co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Monday said nightclubs cannot operate because children could contract the virus from nightclubs and pass it to their elderlies.
“Having seen how children have carried the virus to the elderly from nightclubs, we’ll continue with keeping our nightclubs closed,” she said.
“We’ve heard from other countries who opened nightclubs. that they had to shut them pretty fast because the virus was moving as fast and as energetic because the people at the nightclub.”
The tourism minister also indicated that the curfew still stands at 10pm and warned businesses and individuals to stick thereto if not, they’re going to be arrested.