As COVID cases rise, NLTC urges govt not to tighten alcohol sales restrictions
JOHANNESBURG – The National Liquor Traders Council (NLTC) has urged government not to impose tough COVID-19 restrictions on the sale of alcohol.
Much of South Africa is gripped by the third wave of infections.
Several bans on liquor sales imposed since South Africa was placed under a state of disaster more than a year ago helped free up bed space in trauma units but hit the alcohol industry hard.
The council’s Lucky Ntimane said: “Liquor trade…