On 23rd March 2020, our president Mr Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21-day lockdown in South Africa, this came after South Africa was declared in a state of Disaster a few days before. On the eve of the Easter weekend, the lockdown was extended to the 30th April 2020.
The president said all shops and businesses will be closed, barring pharmacies, laboratories, banks, essential financial services, supermarkets, petrol stations as well as healthcare providers. On the 21st April 2020, there was a statement released by Mr Cyril Ramaphosa on a further Economic and Social measure which consisted of a R500 Billion support package (10% of GDP).
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