Alcohol industry welcomes a call by SA Medical Research Council to review alcohol ban

The alcohol industry welcomed the call by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) for Government to start preparing for the lifting of the ban on the formal sale of alcohol. The decision recognises that there was no immediate severe pressure on hospital beds set aside for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The call was made by SAMRC President Dr Glenda Gray and Prof Charles Parry, Director of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Research Unit of the SAMRC during an interview with Michael Avery of Business Day TV on Friday, 31 July
Guest: Prof Charles Parry, Director of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Research Unit of the SAMRC