SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town - 26 March 2020.  Hundreds of people are queuing outside all banks along Voortrekker road in Bellville. South Africans will be forced to stay indoors for 21 days from Thursday, March 26, to April 16, as a national lockdown comes into effect in a bold and unprecedented effort to stave off the rampant coronavirus that has gripped the whole world. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday night saying that all people - except emergency workers and essential services - will be allowed to leave their homes.Picture Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA).

Today in Pictures

South Africa – Coronavirus – Pretoria – 26 March 2020 – Car washers at work in Ga-Rankuwa ahead of the national lockdown.
Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)
South Africa – Durban – 26 March 2020 – Premier of KZN Sihle Zikalala with his entourage of MEC’s visited the community of Cato Crest in a campaign to raise awareness about Covid 19 epidemic in KZN.
Picture Motswari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Johannesburg – Corona Screening. Photojournalist Shizo Mohamed goes through screening upon entering a building. Picture: Timothy Bernard/African News Agency(ANA)
Bulk shopping continues in Kliptown Soweto at one of the popular hyper markets there just a few hours before the national lockdown in South Africa. Social distance
Picture: Timothy Bernard/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Coronavirus – Pretoria – 26 March 2020 – Bosman Bus Station in Pretoria packed with travellers ahead of the national lockdown.
Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)
South Africa – Pretoria – 26 March 2020 – SANDF Chief General Solly Shoke and Defence Atache from the People’s Republic of China, Major General Hong Shang and with face masks and eye goggles that was donated by Hennox Supplies to the SANDF at the South African Military Health Services medical depot.
Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Cape Town – 26 March 2020 – A soulless Muizenberg beach. Citizens following order. On a perfect summer’s day, Cape Town’s beaches would normally be packed with people. The City of Cape Town has closed all beaches from the 24 March 2020, to limit public contact and to assist our residents with respecting the National Government’s call to practice social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Durban – 26 March 2020 – Gordhan (Hindu), AV Mohammed (Muslim) and Gabuza (Catholic) This church leaders they are representing different churches in prayer for Corona Virus.
Picture Motswari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA)
SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 26 March 2020.  Hundreds of people are queuing outside all banks along Voortrekker road in Bellville. South Africans will be forced to stay indoors for 21 days from Thursday, March 26, to April 16, as a national lockdown comes into effect in a bold and unprecedented effort to stave off the rampant coronavirus that has gripped the whole world. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday night saying that all people – except emergency workers and essential services – will be allowed to leave their homes.Picture Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA).
SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 26 March 2020. A person is seen walking her dogs in Bellviille ahead of the National Lockdown. South Africans will be forced to stay indoors for 21 days from Thursday, March 26, to April 16, as a national lockdown comes into effect in a bold and unprecedented effort to stave off the rampant coronavirus that has gripped the whole world. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday night saying that all people – except emergency workers and essential services – will be allowed to leave their homes.Picture Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA).
South Africa – Cape Town – 25 March 2020 – Nurses from the Sarah Bartmaan District doing screening of Coronavirus at the Tsitsikama Tall gate..This is part of the district and Eastern Cape Government’s commitment to combat the spread of the deadly Coronavirus photograph:Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Durban – 26 March 2020 – The Minister of Transport announced various regulations around transport during the lockdown. Included in these regulations is aviation. During the lockdown, all domestic and international air travel will be prohibited. Picture Leon Lestrade/African News Agency(ANA).
South Africa – Cape Town – 25 March 2020 – Nurses from the Sarah Bartmaan District doing screening of Coronavirus at the Tsitsikama Tall gate..This is part of the district and Eastern Cape Government’s commitment to combat the spread of the deadly Coronavirus photograph:Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa Panic Buying- Pretoria – 26 March 2020 – People queuing outside Meat Good in Ga-Rankuwa to do their last minute shopping ahead of the national lockdown.
Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)
South Africa – Durban – 26 March 2020 – Last minute panic buy of groceries and alcohol lots of people went out in large numbers from big retail companies in Durban.
Picture Motswari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Coronavirus – Pretoria – 26 March 2020 – Bosman Bus Station in Pretoria packed with travellers ahead of the national lockdown.
Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)
South Africa – Pretoria – 26 March 2020 – SANDF Chief General Solly Shoke and Defence Atache from the People’s Republic of China, Major General Hong Shang and with face masks and eye goggles that was donated by Hennox Supplies to the SANDF at the South African Military Health Services medical depot.
Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Durban – 26 March 2020 – Premier of KZN Sihle Zikalala with his entourage of MEC’s visited the community of Cato Crest in a campaign to raise awareness about Covid 19 epidemic in KZN.
Picture Motswari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Durban – 26 March 2020 – Last minute panic buy of groceries and alcohol lots of people went out in large numbers from big retail companies in Durban.
Picture Motswari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Durban – 26 March 2020 – Last minute panic buy of groceries and alcohol lots of people went out in large numbers from big retail companies in Durban.
Picture Motswari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa – Cape Town – 25 March 2020 – Nurses from the Sarah Bartmaan District doing screening of Coronavirus at the Tsitsikama Tall gate..This is part of the district and Eastern Cape Government’s commitment to combat the spread of the deadly Coronavirus photograph:Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)