Title:South Africa to impose 21-day lockdown as coronavirus cases jump
Date:23rd March 2020
Summary:CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (MARCH 23, 2020)(REUTERS)
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CAPE TOWN RESIDENT, WELLINGTON NDIKILA, SAYING;
"It will be okay if there will be a total shutdown just to minimize the spreading of the virus."
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Story Text: - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday (March 23) the government would impose a nationwide 21-day lockdown from midnight on Thursday (March 26) to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
In an address to the nation, Ramaphosa said the army would be deployed to assist the police during the lockdown.
South Africans will still be able to leave their homes to buy food, seek medical care and collect social grants, Ramaphosa added.
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