Ramaphosa Announces 21-Day South Africa Lockdown From Thursday

(Bloomberg) --

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21-day national lockdown to start from midnight on March 26 in a bid to slow an outbreak of the coronavirus.

Pharmacies, banks, petrol stations an grocers will remain open, he said in a national televised address. The army will be deployed to assist in implementing the measures, he said.

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