As the positive cases of covid-19 in South Africa are now at 402, a 128 increase since Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on March 23rd, 2020 and called for a 21-day lockdown.
The lockdown will start on March 26th, 2020 and end on April 16th, 2020. South Africa has zero cases of deaths due to covid-19 but the sudden spike in positive cases is concerning for citizens.
— News24 (@News24) March 23, 2020
South Africans took to twitter to comfort and encourage each other. Urging each other to purchase their fruits and vegetables from local vendors to show support and solidarity.
Others gave shoutouts to healthcare workers with the #ProtectOurHealthCareWorkers.
— Oh_So_Fabulous🥂 (@LangelihleChon1) March 23, 2020
When you go shopping tomorrow, please at least buy your veggies and fruits from the ladies and men in the street (informal vendors) these next 21 days will be so hard on them. Their business will be on hold for 21 days, think of their families 💔 #LockdownSA
— Lorraine Khoza (@Lorraine_kh) March 23, 2020
Please keep my mom in your prayers tweeps 😭
As she goes out to be of assistance, I pray that God works through her to help those in need.#cyrilramaphosa #LockdownSA #ProtectOurHealthWorkersKE pic.twitter.com/4HS8NtYbZg
— B♡NNiE (@BonnieBadBad) March 23, 2020
Praying for all health care workers including my mom and sister . God protect them for us 🙏🏾❤️ #LockdownSA
— AYANDA THABETHE (@ayandathabethe_) March 23, 2020
— Fulu Mulaudzi (@mulaudzibeverly) March 23, 2020
Please buy your fruits and veggies from aboMama in the next 2 days…this lockdown will be hard on all of us and even harder on them. Do your bit. 🙏🏾👊🏽#shutdownsouthafrica #CoronaVirusSA #LockdownSA pic.twitter.com/5Wyn1N7X45
— Mandy BossLady (@MbaliBiach) March 23, 2020