It’s day 12 of the lockdown and South Africans are becoming accustomed to living without a number of luxuries. No socialising, no takeouts, no alcohol and no cigarettes.
But Police Minister Bheki Cele is challenging everyone to go a step further. When you get time to stay in, stay in. Maintain social distancing, even at night,” the minister said. He said social distancing is one way of dealing [with] and preventing this disease.
Cele: This township has a tendency of not listening. That’s why we’rr here. This thing of thinking only forces must behave, must end. When they’re gallavanting, tell them to go back to their houses. If they don’t listen, push them back to their houses. #Covid19 #LockdownSA pic.twitter.com/pa4DhIBV9Y
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“Don’t come close more than a metre. No kissing, no nothing,” he told police officers in Mpumalanga. He said perpetrators must be treated harshly. This thing of thinking only forces must behave must end,” he said. When they’re gallivanting, tell them to go back to their houses. If they don’t listen, push them back to their houses.
In other news – SA COVID-19 cases grow to 1749, death toll rises to 13
The Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize says the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased to 1749 from 1686 on Monday night. Mkhize said the number of deaths due to the virus now stands at 13.
The latest death was that of a 60-year-old man in KwaZulu Natal who had prostate cancer. He died from complications related to the coronavirus. The increase in confirmed cases is up by 63 from the numbers announced on Monday night. Read more