New study suggests that complete alcohol bans can help SA hospitals, not partial ones

May 18, 2021


It also found that curbing people’s mobility and curfews don’t really have any effect.

On Monday, a new study was released that looked at the real-world effects of several lockdown regulations that were implemented in South Africa. One of the most interesting suggestions made in the paper is that only full alcohol bans really help South African hospitals, not partial ones. They said that each complete ban of alcohol say a significant drop in trauma cases at hospitals, but partial bans only led to a slight decrease. Further to this research, the study found that curbing people’s mobility and the curfew (which is still in place) did not assist hospitals. It seems unlikely that another alcohol ban will be instituted, seeing as liquor manufacturers are in court to stop the government from making such rules again