The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma today, Monday 20th April 2020 officially banned the sale and purchase of cooked food during the lookdown.

Previously, the regulation on the categorization of essential goods and services during lockdown read defined food as: “Any food product including non-alcoholic beverages”.

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The latest amendment reads: “Any food product, including non -alcoholic beverages, but excluding cooked hot food”.

The ban of cooked food during the lockdown now clears the air on food items to be sold. The move came  few days after Dlamini  Zuma announced changes to the regulations as part of easing into ending the lockdown, but also making life easier for essential workers.

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Dlamini Zuma said  the government would in no distance time announce which industries will be allowed to operate as gradual preparation into the end of the lockdown.

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