Certain alcoholic beverages may not survive these COVID-19 days in South Africa.
Back in March, South African Breweries, one of the largest brewers in the world, had followed the lockdown rules and halted their production. Then the temporary ban on alcohol came to effect. The beer bottles were 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 move the beer to other facilities since the transportation of alcohol is currently banned as well, reports the Associated Press. Otherwise, it will have to destroy it all.
About 34 million gallons or 400 million bottles of SAB beer is currently in limbo. If destroyed, the brewery will face $8 million in losses, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk.