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POLL | SA lockdown- Do you still have enough cigarettes & alcohol?

06 April 2020 - 07:18 By Cebelihle Bhengu
The sale of alcohol is prohibited during the lockdown.
The sale of alcohol is prohibited during the lockdown.
Image: iStock / Izusek

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: