- South Africans are embracing the concept of social distancing and are staying home to save lives
- The lockdown got off to a rocky start by peoples attitudes are changing
- On day 3 people are getting into the rhythm of self-isolation
South Africans are embracing the spirit of the 21-day lockdown and understand that staying home means saving lives as the country fights to slow the spread of Covid-19.
People have taken to social media to post their experiences and words of encouragement as they #StayAtHomeAndStaySafe.
Briefly.co.za discovered that the social distancing policy the country has adopted had gotten off to a rocky start of Friday but many more people are being responsible and accepting that a combined effort from everyone is needed to fight this virus.
People from all over the world are embracing lockdown:
While people are finally getting the message to stay home, South Africans are figuring out what to do with themselves on #Day3:
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on the increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases.
The coronavirus infection rate has slowed this weekend to just 17 new cases bringing the total to 1187. This could be due to the weekend and labs running on a skeleton staff or an actual decrease in the rate of infection.
The figures were confirmed by the department of health on Saturday. Gauteng is still the centre for the outbreak in South Africa with 533 cases.
The government ordered lockdown is an attempt to force social distancing and bring down the rate of infection, however, due to the nature of the virus people can be infectious without symptoms for up to 2 weeks, meaning that the effects of the lockdown will only be felt in the coming weeks.
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