Declared a National state of disaster
Limit contact with persons affected.
Travel ban on travelers from certain countries. From 18th March
Visas cancelled from those countries
SA travelers to avoid travel through high risk countries
Regular travel alerts will be issued as risk arises.
SA returning from high risk countries will be submitted to testing and isolation. Travelera entering SA since Feb will be required to present themselves for testing
SA has 72 entry points. 3 se port closed for sea travelers.
All travel for all government banned
Local travel advised against
Social distancing required. Thus gatherings of more than 100 people prohibited.
Small gatherings unavoidable organizers are to take all measures.
All Schools to close on 18th March until after Easter.
Visits to all correcttonal services suspended for 30 days.
Universities not closing – minister to announce measures asap
All hygiene control called on
Places visited by large numbers of people must bolster hygiene measures.
Capacity at hospitals across SA being bolstered.
National monitoring system being set up with private sector
Avoid close contact with all people.
Rather don’t shake hands
National command council meeting 3 times a week.
Potentially big impact on the country’s economy.
Impact on production and on businesses. Cabinet looking at interventions of the impact on the economy
It will be extremely disruptive
We cannot allow to be overwhelmed by fear and panic
Dont spread fake news
All institutions of the state will be mobilized to deal with this. But private will need to play out part.