- On Friday morning, South Africans took advantage of the level four lockdown regulations
- Hundreds of people flooded to Sea Point in Cape Town to jog, walk and cycle between 6am and 9am
- South Africans were stunned over the footage and feared that the worst might happen
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Cape Town is the epicentre of the coronavirus in South Africa but that did not deter Capetonians to take advantage of the new exercise regulations in lockdown level four.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced that people will be allowed to exercise alone for three hours each day - starting at 6am.
However, with the small window given to take a walk, run or cycle; hundreds of South Africans in Cape Town flooded the streets.
Photos were shared online showing a packed Sea Point in the early morning hours. South Africans from other regions flooded social media with their views and they were clearly not impressed by the situation.
Many believed Capetonians will be the reasons why an exercise ban will be reimposed while others said the chance of infections are high with that large of a crowd.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the photos and comments below:
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While South Africans took full advantage of the relaxed lockdown regulations, the number of infections continue to rise.
Briefly.co.za reported on Thursday that the number of confirmed cases have climbed to 5 647.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said:
"As at today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 5 647, an increase of 297 cases from yesterday. The total number of tests conducted to date is 207 530 of which 10 403 were done in the last 24 hours."
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