21 days national lockdown: How it will work

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·         Starting Monday March 30, 2020 — total lockdown for 21 days.

·         Testing and diagnostics , centralised at Provincial level.

·         Essential service providers, producers and their staff in the following chains must remain operational — electricity distribution, water supply, sewage and sanitation, fuel and LP gas supply, and ICT.

·         Critical services and productive activities to support the health and safety of citizens including manufacturers of health related products, agricultural and food supply related operations shall remain functional

·         Tertiary institutions to provide tens of thousands of masks, sanitisers, medical gowns

·         All inter–city public transportation to cease.

·         Zupco to provide inner-city buses only.

·         Freight transport will not be restricted.

·         Private vehicles not to carry more than 2 persons without a valid reason. Refuelling motorists ordered not to leave vehicles.

·         Security deployment to complement civilian efforts.

·         The National Registrar’s offices closed except for burial orders.

·         Funerals exempted, but numbers should be less than 50.

·         Food stalls allowed to operate, none food stalls closed.

·         Toll-free hotline number is 2019.

·         Social media alarmist to be punished.

·         Business encouraged to support employees.

·         Farms and agriculture service providers should be operational but adhere to measures that curb spread of the coronavirus.

·         Social welfare interventions prioritised to cater for mainstream vulnerable groups and targeted households.

·         Recruitment of personnel to close gaps in health sector.

·         Tourists encouraged to postpone trips.

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