South African soldiers trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus fired rubber bullets at hundreds of grocery shoppers in Johannesburg to keep them a safe distance apart, photos taken Saturday show. The soldiers were deployed to a Shoprite in the Yeoville neighborhood, where a crowd of a few hundred had gathered outside the store,...
South African billionaire
businessman Patrice Motsepe said on Saturday his group of
companies would donate 1 billion rand ($57 million) to help
fight the coronavirus outbreak that has forced the country into
total lockdown as infections climb.
South Africa's logistics
firm Transnet said it would reduce transport services and
non-essential cargo operations during a nationwide lockdown that
began at midnight on Thursday to contain the coronavirus.
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