Will SA’s lockdown be extended beyond April 2020?

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South Africa is in a lockdown following the  global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The country is in its third week of a lockdown which is expected to end at the end of April 2020.


Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize and the South African COVID-19 ministerial advisory committee outlined the country’s plans this week in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.


South Africa went into a 21-day lockdown at midnight on 26, March 2020.  South African President  Cyril Ramaphosa then extended the lockdown by an additional two weeks to the end of April.

Professor Salim Abdool Karim, the COVID-19 ministerial advisory committee chairperson, noted the possibility of an extension to the lockdown.


South Africa will determine whether or not to extend the lockdown following this week’s data outcome on the number of COVID-19 cases in the country..


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