Covid19 Lockdown Update

South Africa’s president announced late Monday that the country will close 20 land border posts until Feb. 15 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. “These include the six busiest border posts, which are Beitbridge, Lebombo, Maseru Bridge, Oshoek, Ficksburg and Kopfontein,”.

While the country remains on revised level three lockdown, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the sale of alcohol is still prohibited. Ramaphosa further said that people who fell into the following categories would be allowed to move in and out of the country.

“The transportation of fuel, cargo and goods; emergency medical attention for a life-threatening condition; the return of South African nationals, permanent residents or persons with other valid visas; diplomats; the departure of foreign nationals and daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend school in South Africa.”

These lockdown measures will remain in place until 15 February.