President Cyril Ramaphosa said the army would be deployed to support the police in enforcing the lockdown. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: South Africa imposes 3-week lockdown ‘to prevent human catastrophe’

  • Country of 56 million people told to ‘stay at home’ from midnight on Thursday, but essential services workers will be exempt
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa calls it ‘a decisive measure to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people’ after jump in new infections
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the army would be deployed to support the police in enforcing the lockdown. Photo: EPA-EFE
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