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Speaking at a security cluster briefing on the stringent measures that will come into effect during the lockdown period, Ministers stressed the seriousness of the situation.

25.3.2020

Speaking at a security cluster briefing on the stringent measures that will come into effect during the lockdown period, Ministers stressed the seriousness of the situation.

Speaking at a security cluster briefing on the stringent measures that will come into effect during the lockdown period, Ministers stressed the seriousness of the situation.

March 25, 2020 Deployment of SANDF members Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has slammed what she calls the spreading of fake news on social media relating to the deployment of SANDF members across the country. Mapisa-Nqakula has clarified that no soldiers have been deployed yet and any visuals on social media of information that states otherwise are fake news. “There is no deployment of soldiers currently in the streets of SA. You may have seen them moving in transit, you have not seen soldiers patrolling, manning roadblocks because in the first instance we are protecting South Africans against a virus. Our number of escalated and therefore we now have to come and support the police in enforcing the law by ensuring that everybody remains behind doors.” Home Affairs to provide essential services Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi announces that Home Affairs will only provide essential services such as issuing death certificates and temporary IDs. He says there will be no issuing of other documents including new marriage certificates, new births certificates, and passports. Motsoaledi says only goods and no people will be allowed to move through the country’s borders during the lockdown period. He adds that only 18 border posts will remain open from Thursday night to allow for the transportation of goods. Motsoaledi also announced that people who have circulated false news about the pandemic will be charged. “I want to state here that this fake news tends to be more dangerous sometimes as much as the virus itself because it worries people. Because of this and because we are on possession of the original source of the pictures I’ve instructed my officials to go an lay a charge with the police. This is the first test case of whether fake news can be charged or not. We are going to charge these ones and we have identified at least 3 of them.” Cases of COVID-19 at correctional centres Speaking at the same briefing, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says there have been 16 suspected coronavirus cases among officials at correctional centres across the country. He says 11 of the officials have tested negative for the virus and results for the remaining five are pending. “There have been processes of sanitisation; deep cleaning (at) some of the correctional centres, which are still continuing, as we speak. There have been suspected cases from our officials about 16 officials. 11 of them have been cleared from the processes of testing. We are still awaiting results for the five officials.” INFOGRAPHIC: South Africa's Read more: SABC News Online

This is da first right step in one department thou.... please ask how many local transmissions/infections Evening S.A REALLY... I have to share this because i really don't find it fair. A company by the Name of ..... 'BIDVEST- STEINER' wants to send some of their staff for these 21 days without pay. i really think we should do some about this as the company will be forcing them.

VWSFire Then need lockdown over December on our beaches. Bootlegging... ...let me start reading Alcapone cover to cover at this very minute... They couldn't just give us a truck that moves around like the icecream van blowing a horn or something....they drop at the gate and we pay through the phone....come on.

Hopefully people will not be panicking to stockpile it tomorrow Jawohl Mein Führer Cele! This is a very very bad idea. Black market sales will start almost instantly. Can this be a permanent arrangement? Please

Jogging, walking your dog allowed during lockdownHealth Minister Zweli Mkhize says South Africans will be able to go for a run or walk their dogs during the COVID-19 lockdown. Whatz the point What about going out to buy weed? We have needs also

SA lockdown: No taxis or Ubers, but you can jog as long as you don't mingleMinisters Fikile Mbalula and Zweli Mkhize have clarified some things South Africans can and cannot do during the 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. coronavirus TheCapeArgus Great!!! Guess, I'll just have to jog my fat ass off to the shops on Friday.... What about those who are working because no arrangements made by companies to transport employees.

No loadshedding during 21-day lockdown, says MantasheMineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has assured South Africans that the chance of loadshedding during the 21-day national lockdown is highly unlikely. Hmmm! Does eskom know this? An earlier news item says maintenance will go ahead in April. Usually goes with Loadshedding,🤐 Is it more likely that we should expect power blackouts since every one is at home using electricity🤔

Old school becomes history as world turns to online learningAs South Africa goes into lockdown, the quest begins for new ways of teaching and learning. A lot of paradigms will be tested including working from the office, business travel etc. May be the silver lining at the end the Coronavirus for business. Shame what about the underprivileged, rural and townships kids 🤔😞, they are the number's

JSE to remain operational during lockdownThe Johannesburg Stock Exchange will remain operational throughout South Africa’s 21-day lockdown. busrep

DA calls for Dirco minister to bring back stranded South Africans from Morocco before lockdownThe party said upon learning of the people stranded in the north African country, they immediately escalated this issue to the department. When are Zimbabweans, Nigerians , Malawians going back home? South Africa is a dangerous place to stay in right now



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