President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a lockdown on Monday night while addressing the nation.
In the week since our national disaster declared, most South Africans have accepted the restrictions that have been imposed and have begun to change their behavior. Every sector of society is mobilized and accepts the role they must play. From churches to sports organizations to non-governmental organizations began to play their part. The sacrifice is of utmost importance if the country wants to come out more strongly. We praise you.
“On behalf of the nation, I also want to fight the pandemic of health workers such as doctors, nurses and paramedics.” The president said.
“Since the national disaster was declared, we have put in place a series of regulations that have banned international flights, banned large meetings and closed schools and included the sale of liquor after 6 p.m.”
“The best way to fight the virus is basic personal hygiene. Wash hands with soap or detergent for at least 20 seconds. Stop shaking hands and avoid close contact with others. Stay at home, avoid public places and canceling public activities is the preferred way to fight the pandemic.”
“There are more than 340,000 confirmed cases worldwide today. The numbers will continue to rise. Immediate and extraordinary steps are needed to fight our human catastrophe of enormous proportions in our country.”
“We must do everything possible to stop the overall number of infections and delay its spread over the long term. It is imperative that every citizen strictly adhere to the regulations in place. Also the measures I will announce tonight “There is a need to provide our response urgently. If not, the number of infections will soon increase from the current hundreds to thousands in the coming weeks. This is especially important for countries such as SA with high TB, AIDS cases and high levels of poverty.”
“We will therefore be in a state of total restriction from midnight Thursday night for 21 days. It will save thousands of people’s lives. The restriction from March 26 to midnight April 16 will apply.”
“All South Africans will have to stay at home. People released from it are health workers, emergency personnel, the security services, soldiers, and everyone else needed for our response to the pandemic. responsible for distributing food nationwide, as well as suppliers of medical and sanitation products.”
“People will only be able to leave their homes for medical care, to buy food or to receive social grants. Places will be available for self-quarantine for people who cannot do it at home. All shops will be closed except that sells essential food and goods. Companies that transport food and other basic goods needed will also be able to continue doing business.”
“Essential transport services will continue to go on. The containment is needed to fundamentally disrupt the contamination chains in society. Soldiers will be deployed with police to help manage the containment effectively. the necessary systems and plans will be put in place. Water will also be delivered to squatter camps and townships on an emergency basis.”
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