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South Africa declares nationwide lockdown

Nardus Engelbrecht, AP

Posted at Mar 26 2020 10:41 AM

South Africa declares nationwide lockdown

A billboard is installed on an apartment building in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, before the country of 57 million people, will go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.