21 days Lockdown in South Africa

The President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation yesterday on the 23rd March 2020. He decided to Lockdown the Country for 21days from the 26th March 2020 Midnight till the 16th April 2020 on Thursday.

People are urged to stay at home during the Lockdown, except for the health workers, bank workers, fast food & grocery store workers. South Africa urges the government to compensate these workers even more as they are essential workers and deserve more than what they normally earn per month, because workers who work in Groceries and Supermarket stores are the lowest earners in the country.

Street Vendors are the only breadwinners who provide for their families, South Africans have 2 days to make purchases from the street vendors so that they can survive the 21days of Lockdown. South Africans are urged to buy their fruits, vegetables and any other necessary items from the vendors, as their stock is more likely to go to waste and they won’t be compensated thereafter.

In South Africa, there are other employers that do not offer essential services, and are letting their employees such as domestic workers to be on unpaid leave. However the South African Labour News calls for domestic workers to be granted paid leave mounting to protect them from Covid-19.

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