16:16 on March 24 due to spread of new coronavirus infection
South Africa's President Ramaposa has spoken on television Tuesday that he will take steps to control civilian outings late at night midnight as the outbreak of the new coronavirus spreads.
In South Africa, the number of infected people has increased since the first case was confirmed on 5th of this month, reaching 402 by 23rd.
In response, President Ramaposa spoke on television, stating, "In South Africa, there are many AIDS virus-infected and tuberculosis patients, and the poverty problem is serious, and there is concern that the infection will spread further."
He further stated that greater measures would be needed to stop the explosive outbreak, and announced that it would take 21 days to control citizens' outings from midnight this month to midnight next month. did.
As a result, most shops except pharmacies and grocery stores will be closed, and people other than certain occupations such as medical and security officials will not be able to work.
On the other hand, they say they can go out to see a medical institution or shop for daily necessities.
South Africa banned foreigners from several countries, including Italy and China, where the number of infected people was high, and announced measures to close schools on the 15th of this month. is.
The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in Africa is gradually increasing, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for stronger measures.