South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the lifting of COVID restrictions, imposed since the beginning of the pandemic.
In a televised address, the president said the national state of disaster would end at midnight on Monday.
“Masks will still be required indoors for another month,” he said.
He said although the pandemic was not over, he was confident that there were only better times ahead.
South Africa is the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Africa with more than 100,000 deaths.