SA’s first day of lockdown

SA’s first day of lockdown

The dramatic increase in velocity of confirmed cases of Covid-19 will restrict almost 57 million South Africans to their homes on Friday as the first of a 21-day national lockdown takes effect, with the police and the army enforcing strict limits on movement across the country.

In what is recognised as a global health crisis, the South African government has taken the dramatic step of shuttering most businesses in the country, confining almost everyone to their homes and shutting down all public transportation. All the country’s border posts are closed, international and domestic flights are grounded, and non-essential services stopped.

This will be the largest, most complicated and challenging national effort ever recorded in the country’s history,


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