POLL | SA lockdown- Do you still have enough cigarettes & alcohol?
As the SA lockdown hit day 10, many South Africans took to social media to share how they are coping since the sale of some products have been banned for the 21-day period.
TimesLIVE reported that police minister Bheki Cele has reiterated government's decision not to allow the trading of alcohol and cigarettes, which have both been deemed as non-essential items.
Cele was responding to reports that the Western Cape had relaxed rules on the sale of cigarettes.
“There is no province that has a special dispensation out of the regulations that have been signed by the minister," Cele said.
“If it is not in the national regulations, it is not allowed to happen. For now, cigarettes are not sold. That includes the Western Cape.”
Here is a glimpse into the views shared on Twitter:
It's not going well emotionally. At all. But since the sale of cigarettes is banned during lockdown, nothing to do but get through it. I may not survive with my sanity intact.— JꕔNE 🦄 (@atrophicgalaxy) April 5, 2020
For the first time during this lockdown I haven’t had alcohol!— The Tweets Of A Lonely Guy (@RossNur) April 5, 2020
We stand with President Cyril Ramaphosa in banning the selling of cigarettes during lockdown. Any reckless move will increase the spread of the virus in Squatter camps, people share one cigar.— clement mangena (@clement_mangena) April 5, 2020
I've finished the alcohol I stocked up with and sales of alcohol is not allowed during this lockdown because it was not deemed an essential commodity 😩😩😩— Lil' Ma (@lilmatohbahdt) April 5, 2020
Am I the only person who hasn’t had a drop of alcohol during lockdown 😅— 𝖊 𝖒 🦦 (@emxjp) April 5, 2020