As we’re now right into the Coronavirus pandemic worldwide, some African countries are having the numbers already and South Africa seems to be the highest as of now as the number grow as high as 927 as of now.
The case was presented by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) which had increased the number to 218 cases in just a single day which is the biggest the country had seen so far.
According to the NICD, the number of tests conducted was 20,471 though there had been no critical or death in the country so far.
Big cities such as Gauteng has a reported 409 cases then followed by the Western Cape with 229 and then KwaZuku-Natal with 134 cases already.
“As we approach the national lockdown period of 21 days, we remind everyone that human behavior is key to preventing the spread of the virus,” the NICD said.
21-day lockdown was issued
To further curb off this rising numbers, the President of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa announced there will be a nationwide lockdown for 21 days which is expected to start at 12:00am tomorrow morning according to reports from within the country.
The lockdown will be active until the 16th, April when South Africans are advised to stay indoor an attempt which had been done in many countries like Italy, China, the United States.
The exception includes emergency services, security services and other essential service workers who will continue to service necessary areas in the country while being heavily protected.
Also, those organizations involved in production and supply of food as well as basic goods will also be allowed to continue working.
Other companies that works in industries such as energy provision, medical supply, laboratory, essential transport which also includes gas stations as well as financial services will continue to operate.
So military operatives as well as police officials are said to be deployed to places in order to further uphold this restriction until the 21 days lockdown is brought to hold.
“Staying at home is the preferred best defence against the virus,” said President Ramaphosa who also advised basic personal hygiene which includes washing of hands and disinfecting.