Lockdown: What we know about SA’s lockdown – UPDATED

LOCKDOWN! Stay at home


This article is constantly updated, throughout, as new information becomes available. Last updated: 16:05, 26 March 2020

South Africa enters a national shutdown on Friday, 27 March. From one minute after midnight on Thursday , 26 March, South Africans will be expected to stay home except under very specific circumstances, and businesses that are not essential must be shut down.

Failure to comply with the rules could lead to a month in jail, or a fine.

The lockdown is intended to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19.

Details of exactly how day-to-day life will work continue to emerge, as the government scrambles to deal with the logistics of implementing the new restrictions.

Here’s what we know, so far, about South Africa’s lockdown, and what you can and can not do…


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Lockdown Regulations

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COVID-19 Update #1 (26/3/2020)

COVID-19 Update #2 (26/3/2020)

COVID-19 Update #3 (26/3/2020)

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