South Africa, which had one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, has announced a further easing of anti-coronavirus measures.
From 20 September an overnight curfew will be reduced, gatherings will be allowed at 50% of a venue’s capacity, and alcohol will again be on sale.
“We have withstood the coronavirus storm,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa in a televised address to the nation.
But rules on social distancing and mask-wearing will remain in place. (BBC)