#CoronaVirusSA: Venues Closed, Events Cancelled And Postponed

Sometimes the show cannot go on

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:49 PM 

Coco V, Cory V, whatever the streets are calling the coronavirus, has some of Mzansi's favourite clubs closing their doors due to the pandemic.

On Sunday evening, President Cyril Ramapahosa announced that the country is in a 'State of Disaster' due to the increased number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

Ramaphosa also announced travel restrictions within the country and its border, the closing of schools as of Wednesday, March 18 was also announced.

To also curb the spread of the virus the president announced that gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited, celebrations of national days have also been cancelled.

Following the president's announcement, Taboo Night Club has closed the doors of all its venues across Mzansi.

"As a precautionary measure and in line with recommendations set forth by the department of health, we have taken the decision to close all of our venues until further notice,"  the Taboo group said a statement released on social media.

The Taboo group owns the following nightclubs Rouge, BOA Sandton, Taboo and ONYX, they will all be closed.

The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town has closed effective immediately on Monday, March 16.

The Cape Town Carnival has also announced the cancellation of the event that was meant to take place on March 21.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, which was meant to take place later in March has been postponed for the foreseeable future.

The coronavirus pandemic has also seen the postponement of the DA's policy conference which was set for April. The ANC has postponed branch general meetings in five regions, eThekwini, General Gizenga Mpanza (Ilembe), Moses Mabhida (upper KZN Midlands), Lower South Coast and Josiah Gumede (Okhahlamba).

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has suspended all midweek and weekend league matches until further notice and Cricket SA has cancelled all forms of cricket in the country for the next 60 days.

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has cancelled all Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. Presiding Bishop Reverend Purity Malinga, has however encouraged societies to have short services with 100 or fewer congregants.

The 14th annual South African Film and Television Awards will no longer take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 27 – 28, 2020, further details will be communicated in due course.

Events such as the Amstel Radler Chillas Cape Town,  Red Bull BC One Cypher South Africa, VIVOnation festival, the Lighthouse Family tour, the 14th Edition of the MTN Bushfire festival have also been postponed.