South African National Defence Forces pictured enforcing the country’s coronavirus lockdown in Johannesburg on Saturday. Photo: AP

Tear gas, rubber bullets: coronavirus lockdown in Africa

  • Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities
  • Health experts say the virus’ spread, though still at an early stage on the continent, resembles that of Europe, adding to widespread anxiety
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South African National Defence Forces pictured enforcing the country’s coronavirus lockdown in Johannesburg on Saturday. Photo: AP
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