Johannesburg outlines lockdown plans

South Africa will be in a complete lockdown for the next 21 days. Only essential services will be operational. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Mayor of Johannesburg Geoff Makhubo outlined the city's plans while under lockdown.

Makhubo said the City’s various entities and departments have set systems in place to ensure that essential services continue as per the President’s marching orders.

"Gauteng, and to a great extent Johannesburg, has become the epicentre of this potentially deadly epidemic. The situation in which we find ourselves is serious," said Makhubo.

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The mayor explained the services that will still be running during the lockdown.

Waste removal has been classified as essential services.

Water and electricity will suspend scheduled maintenance and planned suspensions of service have been cancelled.

People receiving Expanded Social Packages will continue to receive water.


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