South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has invited all South Africans to take part in a National Day of Prayer wherever they are, in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed that no jogging or dog-walking will be allowed during the 21-day lockdown.

Home Affairs will only offer limited services during the 21-day nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Essential transport services will continue to operate during the 21-day nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

There will be no jogging, dog-walking or sale of alcohol during the government-imposed 21-day lockdown, says Police Minister Bheki Cele.

The Arts and Culture Department has reprioritised its budget allocation from Quarter One to avail over R150 million to provide much needed relief to practitioners in the sector, as the country prepares for 21 days of a national lockdown.

All Directors-General (DGs) and Heads of Departments (HODs) have been directed to identify the minimum critical and essential services that must remain available to the public.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed sorrow at the passing of renowned traditional healer, prophet, author and cultural historian Bab’ Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa.

Courts will operate to a limited extent to deal with urgent matters during the lockdown period.

Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says the possibility of load shedding during the 21-day nationwide lockdown is unlikely.

The Gauteng Provincial Government, led by Premier David Makhura, has announced wide ranging plans and interventions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Twenty-nine areas have been identified for de-densification in an effort to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have increased to 709 confirmed positive cases as of Wednesday.

Government has established a task team for stakeholders in the post school and education training sector.

South African Airways (SAA) will suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March 2020.


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