President Cyril Ramaphosa has in his national address announced a national lockdown. This will be in effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March until midnight on 16 April.
Individuals will only be allowed to leave the house under controlled circumstances to seek medical care, buy food or collect grants.
Workers in the following industries, among others, will be exempt:
- Health workers
- Emergency personnel
- Security Services ie. Police and Military Personnel
- Production and distribution of the supply of food and basic goods
- Power, Water and Telecommunications
- Laboratory services
- Banks, JSE and Petrol Stations
Clinics, pharmacies, food stores, and hospitals, as well as essential banking services, will remain open.
Provision will be made for essential transport services to continue including transport for patients who need it.
The SANDF will be deployed to support SAPS in ensuring citizens adhere to regulations.