Certain alcoholic beverages may not survive these COVID-19 days in South Africa.
Back in March, South African Breweries followed the pandemic lockdown rules and halted their production. Then the temporary ban on alcohol came to effect. The already produced beer was locked inside the plant, already with no one to sell to.
On May 7th the brewery announced that it has been seeking a permit from the South African government to transport the beer to its other storage facilities since the transportation of alcohol is currently forbidden as well, reports the Associated Press. Otherwise, the company will have no other choice but to destroy it all.
About 34 million gallons of SAB beer is currently in limbo. If destroyed, the brewery will face $8 million in losses, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk.