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.
This after a man – who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) – was arrested at a village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo. The man tested positive in Gauteng and – instead of going into self-isolation – went to his home village.
He was traced by a team, with the help of the provincial Health Department and the police. South Africa has 1170 coronavirus cases and one death.
Ramathuba has appealed for people to be disciplined amid the 21-day lockdown.
“We know our situation. The only way we can beat this virus is if we go towards compulsory screening for any suspect and compulsory quarantine of anyone who would have tested while waiting for the results – and the compulsory isolation. If we do that as a province, that is how we are going to win this battle.
I am not going to lie to the people of South Africa and say if we have people who are sick, we will be able to provide them with that which is necessary. Because dealing with the coronavirus, we have seen even first world countries struggling. “
In the video below Dr. Phophi Ramathuba is addressing the issue of those that disobey:
Police Minister Bheki Cele says at least seven people have been arrested in Montclair, Durban, for going against the national lockdown regulations.
Several other revelers were arrested at a nightclub in Hillbrow in Johannesburg, Gauteng, for violating the rules.
In the video below the police are making arrests:
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown to battle the spread of the coronavirus.
The President also announced further measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.