South Africa has shifted gear in its fight against the coronavirus.
President Cyril Ramaphosa last Monday night announced a 21-day nation-wide lock down which takes effect at midnight on Thursday.
It comes after the number of cases rose to 402 yesterday – that’s a six-fold increase in infections in the country.
Some provinces and municipalities have also taken their own measures to try and stop the spread.
Gauteng has the highest number of cases in the country with the provincial health department introducing additional measures, while the Cape Town and eThekwini metros announced the closure of parks and beaches.
Joining us now via Skype, to both reflect on the president’s announcement of a 21-day National Lockdown and its repercussions, is Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana from the University of Johannesburg,
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