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South Africa: Customers rejoice as liquor stores reopen after COVID lockdown03:10

South Africa: Customers rejoice as liquor stores reopen after COVID lockdown

South Africa, Johannesburg
June 1, 2020 at 16:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

Customers lined up outside a liquor store in Johannesburg on Monday, after the authorities lifted a ban on the sale of alcohol during the COVID lockdown.

Two months after the ban was introduced customers were pleased to be able to buy their favourite alcoholic beverages once again.

One customer Glen Maluleke said "I am just buying it for leisure, for entertainment, it has been a while without drinking, without beer, so I am just buying it for leisure."

The owner of the store John Jardine said that customers were respectful of social distancing and hygiene measures saying, "We are making sure that everybody is safe, they are walking in with masks, we are taking temperatures, we are sanitising, we are doing all the regular things that we need to do."

South Africa: Customers rejoice as liquor stores reopen after COVID lockdown03:10
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Customers lined up outside a liquor store in Johannesburg on Monday, after the authorities lifted a ban on the sale of alcohol during the COVID lockdown.

Two months after the ban was introduced customers were pleased to be able to buy their favourite alcoholic beverages once again.

One customer Glen Maluleke said "I am just buying it for leisure, for entertainment, it has been a while without drinking, without beer, so I am just buying it for leisure."

The owner of the store John Jardine said that customers were respectful of social distancing and hygiene measures saying, "We are making sure that everybody is safe, they are walking in with masks, we are taking temperatures, we are sanitising, we are doing all the regular things that we need to do."

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