Mall uses chairs to enforce social distancing as coronavirus cases increase

Mall uses chairs to enforce social distancing as coronavirus cases increase

- A mall in Pretoria is doing its bit to curb the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa

- The mall management has arranged queuing chairs, placed one-and-a-half meter apart, for their customers to sit on while they wait for their turn to go inside the shops

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that there were now 1 326 confirmed cases of the virus in the country

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Three South Africans have now died from the coronavirus and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen to 1 326.

With the numbers going up daily, the Mams Mall management is doing its bit to curb the spread of the disease in Mzansi.

The mall in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, is using chairs to enforce social distancing to its customers.

Customers who come to the mall to buy essentials during the 21-day lockdown have to seat on chairs, placed one-and-a-half meter apart in front of the retail outlets, while they wait for their turn to go inside the retail stores.

The SowetanLive reports that customers were also regularly sanitised to make their shopping experience pleasurable and safe.

The mall is a popular shopping destination in the township.

Customer chairs were regularly sanitised after each customer moved to another chair, according to SowetanLive.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday night that there were now 1 326 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

During his address to the nation, Ramaphosa also confirmed that three South Africans have died from the coronavirus.

"As a nation, we were deeply saddened to learn that, in the last few days, three South Africans have died from the disease. We convey our sympathies and condolences to their families and friends and to their communities."

He reiterated his call for citizens to remain at home during the lockdown period.

"I am therefore once again calling on each and every South African to stay at home for the next 17 days."

Ramaphosa advised the citizens to only leave their homes only if they needed to get food and essential provisions, "collect a social grant, buy medicine or get urgent medical care".

"The only people who can go to work are health workers, security and emergency personnel, those who work to keep our people supplied with food, medicine and basic goods and other providers of essential services as defined in the regulations."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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