Bloemfontein Celtic have locked down for 21-days and sent all players and staff home. Celtic spokesperson Sello Nduna says the club has heeded the call of President Cyril Ramaphosa and closed shop.

The country goes into a full-scale 21-day lockdown as from midnight with severe restrictions on travel and movement in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the country. As of last week, the team was still in training despite the suspension of games by the PSL.

By Tuesday the number of positive cases had reached 50 in the Free State province.

In the audio below, Nduna, who hails from Bloemfontein, says everyone needs to protect themselves.

As a long-standing member of the club he confirms that a number of players, staff and himself have all been tested for the virus.

Nduna who is also a teacher in Bloemfontein and a rugby commentator for the SABC encourages South Africans to follow all pre-cautionary advice. – Report by Tshenolo Meruti