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

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