President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this week ordered a 21-day lockdown with severe restrictions on travel and movement to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the country.
We, at Supabets, would like to do our part by providing everything you need to know about the virus as well as all the rules and regulations surrounding the lockdown
According to the World Health Organisation, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections in humans. This includes the common cold and more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) which broke out in 2002 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) which broke out in 2012.
The most recently discovered coronavirus which the world is currently battling causes Covid-19, a disease named by the WHO. It stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019
On the eve of the lockdown, the government published the final regulations that all South Africans will have to adhere to.
The document includes details on which businesses will close down over the period, and which services are considered essential. It also details the restriction of movement
For the period of lockdown: every person is confined to his or her place of residence, unless strictly for the purpose of performing an essential service, obtaining an essential good or service, collecting a social grant, or seeking emergency, life saving, or chronic medical attention.
Movement means entering or leaving a place of residence or, in the case of people nor ordinarily resident in the Republic, their place of temporary residence while in the Republic.
The lockdown will commence from 23h59 on Thursday 26 March, and is expected to continue for 21 days until 16 April 2020.
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