LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus lockdown in SA

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South Africans will be forced to stay indoors from Thursday, March 26, to April 30, as a national lockdown comes into effect in a bold and unprecedented effort to stave off the rampant coronavirus that has gripped the world.

President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on March 23, saying all people – except emergency workers and essential services – will be allowed to leave their homes.

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Even babies are extra careful in China 😂

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Even babies are extra careful in China 😂

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President Donald Trump said he will suspend all immigration into the United States temporarily through an executive order in response to the #coronavirus outbreak. https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/donald-trump-says-he-will-suspend-all-immigration-into-us-over-coronavirus-46963026?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

Donald Trump says he will suspend all immigration into US over coronavirus

President Donald Trump said he will suspend all immigration into the United States temporarily through an executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Max du Preez@MaxduPreez

Enough already. @presidencyZA, stop all these bureaucratic little tyrants hell-bent on making #LockdownSA hell for everyone. Stop policing cooked chicken, deodorant, cigarettes, etc & start feeding the hungry, assist the SMMEs, save jobs. The virus is the enemy, not the people

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This is what I warned the President will happen.

Police arrest a 50-year old suspect in Durban for manufacturing and selling Fake Smirnoff 1818.

This has a potential of killing thousands more than COVID-19 can within hours.

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South Africans are currently making their way through the “second season” of the coronavirus lockdown and are stressed about the next public address by President Cyril Ramaphosa.#LockdownSA #Day25ofLockdown #COVID19SouthAfricahttps://www.iol.co.za/news/eish/mzansi-fears-another-fellow-south-africans-address-by-president-cyril-ramaphosa-46943887?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

Mzansi fears another ‘fellow South Africans’ address by President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africans are currently making their way through the “second season” of the coronavirus lockdown and are stressed about the next presidential address.

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South Africans are currently making their way through the “second season” of the coronavirus lockdown and are stressed about the next public address by President Cyril Ramaphosa.#LockdownSA #Day25ofLockdown #COVID19SouthAfricahttps://www.iol.co.za/news/eish/mzansi-fears-another-fellow-south-africans-address-by-president-cyril-ramaphosa-46943887?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

Mzansi fears another ‘fellow South Africans’ address by President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africans are currently making their way through the “second season” of the coronavirus lockdown and are stressed about the next presidential address.

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A Witzenberg municipality councillor is in hot water after he was allegedly caught transporting his eight seasonal farmworkers from Wolseley to their homes in Calvinia. @CapeTimesSA #day26oflockdown https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/news/case-opened-against-western-cape-councillor-who-allegedly-transported-farmworkers-46963172?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

Case opened against Western Cape councillor who allegedly transported farmworkers

A Witzenberg municipality councillor is in hot water after he was allegedly caught transporting his eight seasonal farmworkers from Wolseley to their homes in Calvinia.

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The total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in South Africa is 3300. Today we regrettably report 4 new #COVID19 related deaths. We convey our condolences to the families. Stay at home unless it’s essential. We are going through a most challenging period, but we shall overcome.

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Richard Spoor@Richard_Spoor

Great news!

It’s official, bread, pies, pizza and roasted chickens may now be sold once they have cooled to room temperature.

However, it remains a criminal offense to sell such products if they are still warm from the oven.

We are led. ✊🏽

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People will be able to leave their homes, however to seek medical care, buy food, medicine and collect social grants.

Shops that sell food, pharmacies, banks, laboratories, banks, essential financial and payment services, including the JSE, supermarkets, petrol stations and healthcare providers will be allowed to operate during the lockdown.

The South African National Defence Force will be deployed to support the South African Police Service to ensure the lockdown is implemented.

Anyone who breaks the rules could be punished with imprisonment for up to one month or with a fine.

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