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A 70-year-old medical doctor in the Free State is fighting for his life in ICU suffering with the coronavirus, the Department of Health has said. The department has announced the number of cases is now at 1 187.
South Africa now has its first death resulting from the novel coronavirus. On Friday, March 27th, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the fatality occurred in the Western Cape.
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to probe a video doing the rounds on social media, in which a white woman gives several adult black South Africans a step-by-step tutorial on how to wash their hands.
Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande told reporters on Saturday that they have done all they can to ensure that students are able to get their materials and get online.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Saturday said Grade 12s should be ready to write their exams as her department is doing all it can to ensure that 2020 doesn't go down the drain.
The movement of children between co-parents during the lockdown period is prohibited Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development said during in inter-ministerial briefing on Saturday.
The Motsepe family has pledged R1 billion towards the fight against coronavirus, in partnership with companies and organisations they are associated with, the family said on Saturday.
Thabo May, a homeless man, told News24 on Saturday that he was waiting to be picked-up by the police to be taken to a place of safety for the 221 day national lockdown that began at midnight on Thursday 26 March.
On the second night of the country's nationwide lockdown, residents in the Cape Town City Bowl applauded frontline workers doing their part to battle the virus.
Residents in Langa and Nyanga in Cape Town were seen milling about, much like any other day. This despite the fact that Friday marked the start of the 21 day nationwide lockdown.
The small group of Khoisan people, who have been protesting outside the Union Buildings in Tshwane, don't know how they will survive the lockdown. They spent the last 16 months living off donations by visitors.
On any given Friday morning the streets in and around Cape Town's central business district would be jam-packed, with thousands of people and cars going about their daily activities.
On the first day of South Africa's nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19, police were out in numbers and resorted to the use of force to disperse residents.
Two Cape Town joggers were apprehended by traffic police on Friday after jogging in Beach Road, Sea Point in defiance of the national lockdown.
Capetonians flocked in their numbers to the Sea Point promenade to enjoy one last sunset mere hours before the national lockdown was to begin at midnight on Thursday.
The South African National Defence Force along with metropolice refused to allow Johannesburg's homeless to loiter in the CBD's street on Friday morning. This comes hours after the country went into a national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The Alexandra township near Sandton was abuzz on Friday morning, with people frequenting the streets, walking in groups and others consuming liquor on the first day of the national lockdown.
On a normal day the M1 De Villiers Graaff motorway, one of Johannesburg's major freeways, carries anything between 90 000 and 140 000 cars per day. But 27 March, was no ordinary day.
In Durban the homeless are still being helped at the exhibition centre before apparently being moved to secure locations around the city.
Police and metro police in Cape Town, stopped motorists along Jan van Riebeeck Road near Eerste River on the first day of the 21 day nationwide lockdown.
News24's reporters headed out to various major metros on Friday morning 27 March to see if South Africans heeded the president's call to stay at home. The nationwide lockdown came into effect at midnight on 26 March.