Eased lockdown restrictions came a bit too late for some business owners

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Article highlights:

  • Despite moving to adjusted lockdown level 2, which now allows more people in outdoor and indoor venues, for some in the restaurant industry, the move came too little too late;
  • Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 250 people indoors and 500 outdoors;
  • Owner of the Cottage Restaurant in Pennington, in KwaZulu-Natal, Esme Collins said her business was doing very well until COVID-19 hit last year. Collins said she was now sitting with debt of R250,000 and didn’t know how she was going to repay it.