Cape City – Regardless of being advised by President Cyril Ramaphosa to remain dwelling to not do any panic shopping for, Capetonians have disregarded his sage recommendation and as an alternative opted to do exactly that on Tuesday morning.
Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday night and introduced a 21-day lockdown amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The president stated the lockdown was necessary and needed to be carried out to make sure that the unfold of the Covid-19 virus is diminished and the curve is flattened.
Well being Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize additionally confirmed on Tuesday morning that the nation now has 554 confirmed instances of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Mkhize stated well being officers had been working across the clock to trace instances of the virus and hint contacts.
Ramaphosa stated that “everybody should do all the pieces inside their means to keep away from contact with different individuals”.
“Staying at dwelling, avoiding public locations and cancelling all social actions is the popular finest defence towards the virus.
“People is not going to be allowed to go away their houses besides below strictly managed circumstances, akin to to hunt medical care, purchase meals, drugs and different provides or accumulate a social grant. We’re involved that there are a selection of companies which can be promoting sure items at excessively excessive costs. This can’t be allowed,” Ramaphosa stated.
“Rules have been put in place to ban unjustified value hikes, to make sure retailers keep ample shares of fundamental items and to stop individuals from ‘panic shopping for’.”
Regardless of this, here’s a take a look at how Capetonians lined up outdoors shops on Tuesday morning:
Ramaphosa burdened: “It is vital for all South Africans to know that the provision of products stays steady and provide chains stay intact.
“Authorities has had discussions with producers and distributors of fundamental requirements, who’ve indicated that there will probably be a steady provide of those items. There may be subsequently no want for stockpiling of any objects.”
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— GANGEL (GAY + ANGEL) (@fanie_nani)
March 24, 2020
A pal despatched me these this morning from @CheckersSA already dashing out to get items though I suppose individuals usually do month-to-month retailers round this time as pay day is tomorrow which may very well be worse I wager. #CoronavirusInSA #lockDownSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/Q7GlijlzTk
— Stephen Howarth (@cape365)
March 24, 2020