Three south africans die due to Coronavirus outbreak
Updated: Mar 31, 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation four days into a nation-wide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa announced that three South Africans have died from the disease in the last few days and that the number of infections continues to grow and there are now 1,326 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa.
“Three South Africans have died from the disease in the last few days and that the number of infections continues to grow and there are now 1,326 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa.”
Ramaphosa said that the disease is spreading rapidly in many countries around the world with some 740,000 people infected worldwide and that is why this extreme measure of locking down the coutry for 21 days is necessary.“I would like to thank the people of South Africa for acting in a disciplined manner through this very difficult period” said Ramaphosa but expressed concern about those who have not yet appreciated the seriousness of this disease and are therefore not adhering to the lockdown regulations.
Ramaphosa reiterated that the only people who can go to work are health workers, security and emergency personnel, those who work to keep our people supplied with food, medicine and basic goods and other providers of essential services as defined in the regulations.Everyone else should only leave home only to get food and essential provisions, collect a social grant, buy medicine or get urgent medical care.
He encouraged South Africans to make sure you do everything you can not to get infected and not to infect anyone else.