Ramaphosa announces 21-day lockdown for South Africa

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CAPE TOWN, March 23 – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a 21- day nationwide lockdown for the country.

Addressing the nation on Monday night, Ramaphosa said the lockdown will take effect from midnight on Thursday, and will last until April 16.

During the lockdown, people will not be allowed to leave their homes.

He said that international travellers in South Africa since March 9, will be confined to their hotel rooms.

Earlier on Monday, the health department announced that the South Africa had 402 cases of COVID-19.

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