President Cyril Ramaphosa implemented travel bans with immediate effect after declaring the Covid-19 outbreak a national disaster.
Ramaphosa addressed the nation from the Union Buildings on government's plans to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country following an urgent Cabinet meeting on Sunday.
Ramaphosa announced that there are now 61 cases of the novel virus in the country, including local transmissions.
Bongani Bingwa chats to Democratic Alliance interim leader John Steenhuisen to give a reaction to the president's announcements.
The president touched the right bases and has taken the right action and we are in support of the measures that he has put in place. It is going to require all of us to work together if we are going to beat Covid-19.— John Steenhuisen, Interim leader - DA
He believes Ramaphosa was correct in telling the public not to panic and he thinks people need to be responsible for the type of news they spread and panic buying.
Listen below to the full conversation: