Gauteng Premier David Makhura says it is reckless and dangerous for people to leave the province ahead of the 21-days lockdown.
He was speaking at a briefing with his executive on the province's readiness to implement lockdown measures.
South Africa has 709 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than 50% of those in Gauteng.
Eyewitness News reporter Bonga Dlulane says Makhura people must realise
If you leave the province now, you can't come back and if you do you might affect people whose healthcare is close to nothing.— Bonga Dlulane, Reporter - Eyewitness News
David Makhura says he understands it is hard at the moment but do not go, stay here.— Bonga Dlulane, Reporter - Eyewitness News
He says if we want to stop the spread of the virus and put a cap on local transmissions then you have to stay in the province, don't go home.— Bonga Dlulane, Reporter - Eyewitness News
MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi says they are looking at cancelling the June school holidays to catch up on work lost during the pandemic.
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