Sunday, 29 March 2020

South Africa Is Embracing Social Distance with #StayAtHome and #StaySafe

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 #StayAtHome and #StaySafe. 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.

In other news, reported on the increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases.
A young boy wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, with his father stands in a queue to shop in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, March 26, 2020. In hours South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21-days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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.

People from all over the world are embracing lockdown:

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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