To curb the spread of COVID-19, the Cooperative Governance Ministry has announced strict new measures by ordering all bars, restaurants and shebeens to close at 6 pm.
The ministry says these establishments will then only open at 9 am the next day.
Places that sell alcohol are also not allowed to host more than 50 people at the same time.
Failure to adhere to these rules may result in a fine or jail time for up to six months.
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