WATCH: Nurse's first day under lockdown

The word ‘essential’ has never held as much meaning as right now. That's according to a nurse on his first day under South Africa’s 21-day-lockdown.#21daylockdownSA #Day1 #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The word ‘essential’ has never held as much meaning as right now.

That's according to a nurse on his first day under South Africa’s 21-day lockdown.

READ: Health workers express concern over lack of protective gear

Healthcare workers form part of an essential service, and therefore have to continue fighting the good fight while others stay at home.

Soldiers may be patrolling the country's streets, but it's people like Rich Sicina who are engaged in the frontline battles.

* eNCA reporter Masego Rahlaga spent some time with Sicina, who is a professional nurse.

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eNCA