Mamelodi Streets in the East and the West side are left empty due to self isolation from Covid-9. Residents of Mamelodi took it to Facebook showing how empty the streets are.
This happens after the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa had addressed a 21-day national lockdown to South Africans as the government’s measures to limit the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown has started on midnight Thursday, 26 March and will last till 16 April.
“The next few days are crucial. Without decisive action the number of actions will increase. This extremely dangerous for a population like ours. Our fundamental task is to contain the spread of the disease. We must therefore do everything to reduce the overall number of infections”, said the President.
On Tuesday 27 March 2020, reports said that only Tsamaya Avenue was seen as a busiest road but police officers and a soldier were inspecting vehicles and turning back those who had no valid reason for travelling.
Other reports also said that there are some people arrested in other areas mostly in Johannesburg due to not staying at their homes as instructed to.
Residents are only permitted to leave their homes for an emergency or if they have a valid reason for travelling.
By: Fortunate Machaba