- With the coronavirus spreading at an alarming rate, people are feeling rather paranoid about it
- President Ramaphosa has declared the virus a national disaster and shared measures to be taken
- Local celebs have shared their opinion on the whole affair
Several local celebs have expressed how they feel about the coronavirus and the steps President Ramaphosa has suggested to deal with it.
While many are glad that measures are being implemented, others worry about the effect it will have on artists.
The president has declared a national state of disaster as the virus continues to spread.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that President Ramaphosa announced several restrictions, such as the closing of schools and a travel ban from Wednesday, 18 March.
In addition, the president also announced that all gatherings of more than 100 people would be prohibited.
He remains positive that South Africa will deal with the matter and this will pass soon enough.
Here's what celebs had to say:
In related news, several ministers have addressed South Africa on the action being taken in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
From schools being closed early to a suspension of government travel internationally, the measures were laid out.
Herman Mashaba has prioritised those who are vulnerable in South Africa in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.
The politician has also called for employers to have compassion for staff during these trying times.
But, despite the hardships that lie ahead, Mashaba is adamant that Mzansi will persevere.
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