COVID-19: 21-days lockdown explained

A vehicle of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is seen outside the Rand Light Infantry Regiment Base in Craighall Park, Johannesburg, on March 23, 2020, ahead of an address to the nation by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Michele Spatari / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa will go on lockdown on Thursday evening following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

The lockdown was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Nationwide lockdown from Thursday midnight

“As a consequence, the National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to enforce a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March,” said Ramaphosa.

“This is a decisive measure to save millions of South Africans from infection and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.”

South Africa has 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Government is expecting that number to rise.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.

Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

 

Here's the lockdown explained:

What is a lockdown?

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What is a lockdown?

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South Africa will go on lockdown on Thursday midnight following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

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South Africa will go on lockdown on Thursday midnight following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

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South Africa will go on lockdown on Thursday midnight following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

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South Africa will go on lockdown on Thursday midnight following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

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South Africa will go on lockdown on Thursday midnight following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

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South Africa will go on lockdown on Thursday midnight following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

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South Africa will go on lockdown on Thursday midnight following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

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