South Africa enters into level 4 lockdown

Police and military police guard the streets to enforce the coronavirus quarantine in Durban, South Africa.

Police and military police guard the streets to enforce the coronavirus quarantine in Durban, South Africa.

Reuters

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has entered into the first day of level four lockdown.

In late March, the country entered into lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Some restrictions will be relaxed during level four of the lockdown regulation.

READ: Revised level four lockdown regulations

Almost 1.5-million people are set to return to work, while public transport can be utilised at all times of the day but with restrictions. 

However, schools remain closed for at least until next month.

READ: SA lockdown: Schools to remain closed in May

Fast foods and restaurants are allowed to operate but only deliveries are permitted between 9am and 7pm.

Level four regulations also allow for people to run, jog, cycle and walk but, only between 6am and 9am.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has increased to 5,647.

The death toll still stands at 103.

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