Mar 27

South Africa has first death as lockdown begins

Security forces screamed at people on the streets after midnight in downtown Johannesburg, and homeless people scattered. But people later gathered in crowded townships, with some drinking and children playing.

Mar 23

South Africa to go into 3-week nationwide lockdown

South Africa, Africa's most industrialized economy and a nation of 57 million people, will to go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting Thursday to try to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the president said Monday.

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