After a sharp rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases, the South African government is mobilizing its military to enforce a strict 21-day lockdown on the entire country.
The ban on citizen movement, beginning Thursday night, will become the biggest lockdown on the African continent.
It it is being imposed at an earlier stage than in most other countries worldwide that have tried the same strategy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a televised speech to the nation on Monday night, that they believe the country could record hundreds of thousands of cases in South Africa within a few weeks if nothing is done.about it.
There are 400 confirmed cases in South Africa, and no deaths so far.