The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy barreled past 10 000 on Saturday, a figure that made an extension of a national lockdown almost certain.
The governor of Kinshasa backed down from a total lockdown of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) capital on Friday.
Western Cape authorities have confirmed 65 cases regarding people who contravened lockdown regulations in the province since Friday.
Ministers representing the COVID -19 National Command Council are updating the nation on the status of the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa.
Limpopo Health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, has sent a stark warning to those who disobey the national lockdown regulations – saying authorities will not hesitate to take action against them.
Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus and security forces may be deployed to enforce it, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.
Fear of the coronavirus has induced an extraordinary calm in Lagos, Nigeria’s famously boisterous mega-city where streets known for miles of gridlock have emptied of traffic and eateries serving takeaways are almost the only shops open.
France will extend a national lockdown until April 15 after reporting its biggest daily death toll from coronavirus, its prime minister said on Friday, and officials warned that hospitals around Paris could be overwhelmed in 48-hours.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has slammed those who seek to undermine the national lockdown which is part of wide-ranging interventions to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
The police and the army have been moving through different sections of the Alexandra Township, north of Johannesburg, urging residents to stay in their homes.