All pubs, clubs, shebeens will now be closed at 6pm on weekdays and Saturdays as part of new measures to stop the spread of the Covid-19.
This comes after 116 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in South Africa.
The measures were published on Wednesday as part of the Disaster Management Act in the Government Gazette.
Places must also be closed immediately if more than 50 people are on the premises at the same time.
No liquor licenses for special events will be granted during the disaster.
Hotels serving beverages should also put in place measures to stop the spread of the virus.
People suspected of being infected may also not refuse to be tested. A warrant issued by a magistrate can now be obtained to test someone.
The constitutional expert prof. Pierre de Vos said on Twitter that the measures will take effect the day it is published.
South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This means that there has been an increase of 31 new cases from yesterday’s announcement.