Coronavirus: 6 Updates on current national lockdown in South Africa

Coronavirus: 6 Updates on current national lockdown in South Africa

South Africa is adjusting to what life under lockdown is like and suddenly the hype overseas is relatable. explores the latest updates on the situation.

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South Africans have now experienced what it is like to enjoy the weekend while under a national lockdown and the situation remains tense.

From arrests being made to critical service delivery like water and transport to access basic essentials, the nation is under strain. explores six of the latest updates on the situation to keep citizens informed:

1. Coronavirus: Patrice Motsepe announces R1 billion donation to aid SA

Patrice Motsepe has announced that he will help fund the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

During a briefing on the current situation, Motsepe said that this is a challenging time for the country, but with SA's history of coming together during these tough times, there is hope.

The billionaire said the coronavirus is very serious and commended the state for the effort it has undertaken to combat the pandemic. However, he feels more serious measures need to be implemented.

2. Mkhize has good news - 31 South Africans have recovered from covid-19

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has revealed that 31 people have recovered from the coronavirus in South Africa.

These small battles have been won but the war against the novel coronavirus, Covid-19. South Africa instituted a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.

There has only been one coronavirus related death in the country so far, there was some confusion as the department had made an error and announced two deaths on Friday.

3. Coronavirus: Arrested Gauteng man fled to Limpopo after catching virus

A Gauteng man has been taken into police custody after testing positive for the coronavirus and then fleeing to another province.

The man had fled to Tzaneen in Limpopo after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the national 21-day lockdown.

Commenting on the situation Limpopo Health Department spokesperson Neil Sikwambana said the police had collaborated with the government to swiftly apprehend the man.

5. Explainer: Public transport rules during coronavirus lockdown

6. Mzansi on Day 2 of lockdown: 'Making the best out of a bad situation'

Day 1 of lockdown did not go exactly as planned, with the police arresting a number of people for defying the order to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Day 2 is already looking better with a lot of South Africans taking to social media to reflect on what lockdown means and what they are doing to pass the time.

Quite a number of people are looking at the silver lining, they are being responsible and seeing the time they must spend at home as being a time for being productive and bonding with their loved ones.

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