South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night announced that the country would remain under level 3 of the national lockdown, as cases continue to rise along with fears of a further spike in Gauteng. Times Live reports that he also confirmed that the ban on alcohol sales would continue, and that the curfew had been extended although it would be an hour shorter while to reduce congestion and the high risk of transmission, Cabinet has decided that the 20 land ports of entry that are currently open will be closed until the 15th of February for general entry and departure. These include the six busiest border posts, which are Beitbridge, Lebombo, Maseru Bridge, Oshoek, Ficksburg and Kopfontein.