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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All eyes are on President Cyril Ramaphosa as he prepares to address the nation with interest largely pinned on which lockdown regulations may be eased. #Day28ofLockdown https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/lockdown-decision-today-ramaphosa-advised-to-adopt-a-staggered-approach-47069779?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

Lockdown decision today: Ramaphosa advised to adopt a staggered approach

All eyes are on President Cyril Ramaphosa as he prepares to address the nation with interest largely pinned on which lockdown regulations may be eased.

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Ministers who serve in the National Coronavirus Command Council will on Friday expand on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s R500bn economic and social relief package. #lockdown #coronavirus https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/ministers-to-shed-more-light-on-r500bn-economic-relief-package-on-friday-47056455?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

Ministers to shed more light on R500bn economic relief package on Friday

The ministers will outline and further elaborate on the implementation of the directives as outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Ministers who serve in the National Coronavirus Command Council will on Friday expand on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s R500bn economic and social relief package. #lockdown #coronavirus https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/ministers-to-shed-more-light-on-r500bn-economic-relief-package-on-friday-47056455?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

Ministers to shed more light on R500bn economic relief package on Friday

The ministers will outline and further elaborate on the implementation of the directives as outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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As educators adapt to teaching remotely and online, there may be an attempt to mimic what a school day would normally look like. @IOL_Lifestyle #Day28ofLockdown https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/family/parenting/teaching-from-home-an-expert-says-less-is-more-47031716?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

Teaching from home? An expert says less is more

As educators adapt to teaching remotely and online, there may be an attempt to mimic what a school day would normally look like.

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KZN ward councillors accused of stealing food parcels meant for the poor | @TheMercurySA #Day27ofLockdown #Covid19SA https://www.iol.co.za/mercury/news/kzn-ward-councillors-accused-of-stealing-food-parcels-meant-for-the-poor-47029068?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

KZN ward councillors accused of stealing food parcels meant for the poor

Communities throughout KwaZulu-Natal have accused government officials and ward councillors of corruption in the distribution of food parcels meant for poor communities.

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KZN ward councillors accused of stealing food parcels meant for the poor | @TheMercurySA #Day27ofLockdown #Covid19SA https://www.iol.co.za/mercury/news/kzn-ward-councillors-accused-of-stealing-food-parcels-meant-for-the-poor-47029068?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

KZN ward councillors accused of stealing food parcels meant for the poor

Communities throughout KwaZulu-Natal have accused government officials and ward councillors of corruption in the distribution of food parcels meant for poor communities.

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John Steenhuisen in hot water for tweeting Ramaphosa’s letter on SANDF deployment | #Day27ofLockdown #Covid19SA https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/john-steenhuisen-in-hot-water-for-tweeting-ramaphosas-letter-on-sandf-deployment-47040038?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

John Steenhuisen in hot water for tweeting Ramaphosa’s letter on SANDF deployment

DA leader John Steenhuisen will be reported to the Speaker for improper conduct after tweeting a photo of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s letter informing Parliament that he was deploying the entire…

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Today’s cartoon by @Mangenatoons #LockdownSA #lockDownSouthAfrica #R500billion #SouthAfrica #cyrilramaphosa #Ramaphosa #municipalities #package #Poor #poverty #Hunger #socialgrants #IMF #UIF #economicstimulus #SARB #Sassa #COVID19 #Covid19inSA #CoronaVirusSA 

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I am in tears 😂😂😂😂. If you say anything else YOU ARE NOT SOUTH AFRICAN. #Day27ofLockdown

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Freelancers in the entertainment industry to get financial relief | CORONAVIRUS MONITORhttps://www.coronavirusmonitor.co.za/news/freelancers-in-the-entertainment-industry-get-financial-relief/ #COVID19 #PresidentialAddress #entertainment

Freelancers In The Entertainment Industry Get Financial Relief | CORONAVIRUS MONITOR

Entertainment labour groups are providing information on relief aids available for struggling freelancers in the entertainment industry.

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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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