President Ramaphosa announced last night that there will be a Nationwide Lockdown from 26 March at 00:00 to 16 April 00:00.
“Those countries that have acted swiftly and dramatically have been far more effective in controlling the spread of the disease,” said President Ramaphosa.
The President continued: “This is a decisive measure to save millions of South Africans from infection and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. While this measure will have a considerable impact on people’s livelihoods, on the life of our society and on our economy, the human cost of delaying this action would be far, far greater.”
With the announcement last night, the government has released the following to explain more what a Nationwide Lockdown is and what services will be available: