What Lockdown Means As 554 Cases Are Confirmed In SA

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This is not a drill — South Africa is soon going to be on lockdown for 21 days! This was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening (23 March). He said the national lockdown would take effect from midnight on Thursday (26 March) to 16 April. (Just for clarity — this means that on Thursday, 23:59am, the country will be a minute away from complete lockdown.)

This is a drastic new measure that will help curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in South Africa, a country who’s confirmed cases of the virus jumped from 61 cases (in week one) to 552 cases in just nine days.

“It’s clear from the development of the disease in other countries and from our own modelling that immediate, swift and extraordinary action is required if we are to prevent a human catastrophe of enormous proportions in our…

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