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All eyes on Ramaphosa as Cabinet expected to discuss possibility of travel bans

15 March 2020 10:08 AM
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President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to hold a special cabinet meeting on Sunday to discuss how to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The special cabinet meeting today will discuss the country’s response to the coronavirus.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has increased to 51, doubling from the 24 cases reported on Friday.

The country is looking to President Cyril Ramaphosa to see whether he will implement travel restrictions and other measures to counter the impact and spread of the virus.

RELATED: Coronavirus cases in SA now at 51

On Twitter, #LockSouthAfrica Down has been trending with many users criticising Ramaphosa and calling on him to take action.

The government so far has not imposed any travel restrictions into South Africa, nor have they advised South Africans against travelling to any other countries.

All of South Africa's Covid-19 patients had recently returned from trips abroad, mostly from Europe and the US.

The Cabinet is also expected to make recommendations that all mass events should be cancelled or postponed.

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Meanwhile, South Africans repatriated from China returned on home soil on Saturday and have been placed under quarantine in Polokwane.

This article has been updated to reflect the latest Covid-19 figures.




15 March 2020 10:08 AM
Tags:
Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa
Travel
travel ban
Cabinet meeting
travel restrictions
Coronavirus
COVID-19
covid-19 patients

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