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'No, you are not going to walk your dog, that defeats fundamentals of lockdown'

26 March 2020 11:37 AM
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Covid 19
#21dayLockdown

Police Minister Bheki Cele says this is a period for all South Africans to work together to curb COVID-19.

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 South Africans will from Thursday go through a 21-day lockdown.

During the lockdown, South Africans will be confined mostly to their homes with very limited movement.

Earlier on Wednesday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said people will be able to take brief jogs and walk their dogs during the 21-day lockdown. In a subsequent briefing, he said the stance has been reconsidered.

RELATED: SANDF will not apply force - Defence Minister

Police Minister Bheki Cele joins Eusebius McKaiser to discuss the rules during the lockdown.

The deployment of soldiers is in support of the South African Police Service under the Disaster Management Act. We are not in a state of emergency where soldiers will be deployed independently. God help us that we don't reach that level.

Bheki Cele, Minister - Police

He says he appeals to South Africans to do what they have been requested to do.

This is a world problem. I was looking at Italy's figures, in 24 hours 624 bodies were picked up in Italy. Yesterday, Mkhize said the South African figures of those infected was 709 and surely those numbers will go up. If we come together and do the things we are supposed to do, we can avoid that situation.

Bheki Cele, Minister - Police

There will be many roadblocks throughout the lockdown, he adds.

Cele says he doesn't think there would be anything wrong under the circumstances if one parent keeps the child for the duration of the lockdown.

Unless it becomes essential that the child is moved, for instance if the child's medicine is at the other parent's house. Otherwise, there is no need to move the child. There is no war against the nation, there is a war that we are all fighting.

Bheki Cele, Minister - Police

He says dog-walking has also become and issue, with many people wanting to walk their dogs.

No, you are not going to walk your dog and be on the road, that defeats the fundamentals of a lockdown.

Bheki Cele, Minister - Police

To track the latest developments around the coronavirus both in South Africa and abroad, click on this live status report from Strategix.

Listen below to the full conversation:


26 March 2020 11:37 AM
Tags:
South Africa
Covid 19
#21dayLockdown

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