SA lockdown restrictions are among the most extreme globally. South Africans may not leave their homes except to procure essential goods and services. This excludes the purchase of cigarettes and alcohol. It also excludes outdoor exercise.
The EFF say they will do anything for their members.
Trolleys used as mobile barriers to enforce social distancing in queues.
New Zealand, with a population of about five million, has 552 confirmed COVID-19 cases, one of them fatal.
Trump said he expects the country “will be well on our way to recovery” by June 1 – dropping his previous target of Easter.
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Africa Ugandan police shoot two people for violating restrictions during Covid-19 outbreak

On Thursday police and soldiers in the capital beat fruit vendors, marketgoers and people in bars with batons in a bid to disperse people gathering in groups.

International UK police use drones to stop dog walkers during crisis

Social media users compared their actions to “the Stasi”, East Germany’s notorious state police.

News ‘Uncooperative’ German tourists sent into quarantine

Visitors became angry after they were prevented from boarding their plane home.

News DA slates government for race requirement in SMME help strategy

This follows a spat over a leaked document from the Department of Small Business Development that proposed that only businesses with more than 51% black ownership would receive help.

Covid-19 Air France’s KLM suspends schedule to and from SA during the lockdown

The last KLM flights leaving Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport will depart shortly before 11pm.

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Post Office to stay open, but only to process SASSA grants

Covid-19 Uber will no longer be suspended during lockdown

Uber will still be able to operate daily across South Africa between 5am to 9am and 4pm to 8pm during the 21-day national lockdown for essential travel only.

Travel Mango flights suspended from Friday

Mango’s lockdown on flights will end on 19 April, with flights resuming on 20 April. 

Covid-19 SAA, Airlink, Comair, SA Express call off flights

Emirates intends to maintain passenger flights for as long as feasible to help travellers return home amidst an increasing number of travel bans, restrictions, and country lockdowns.

Covid-19 Tourism department: 70% of businesses to be helped through Covid-19 must be black-owned

The policy has faced opposition from both AfriForum and the DA, which argues that 93% of business in SA can be categorised as ‘BEE exempt’.

Business SA lockdown – tourist attractions, casinos, more hotels close

Many attractions such as Table Mountain cableway and beaches along the Durban beachfront have already been closed to the public and tourists.



 


 

 

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