Lockdown shopping: Commission concerned over price hikes

Shoppers queue to stock up on groceries ahead a nationwide lockdown called to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cape Town, South Africa, March 24, 2020. 

Reuters/ Sumaya Hisham

JOHANNESBURG - The National Consumer Commission has received over 20 complaints about shops over-charging.

This as people stock up ahead of the nationwide lockdown.

The commission says it has received complaints from several provinces.

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Over 700 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a three-week lockdown from Thursday midnight.