SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town - 23 April 2020. Day 28 of the National Lockdown - A boy pushes his makeshift trolley car with shopping bags past a man sitting in a car at a traffic intersection in Kraaifontein. South Africans are anxiously waiting on President Ramaphosa's National address on Thursday evening. He will explain what businesses can continue to operate as the National Lockdown is expected to be lifted gradually.  Picture Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA).

CORONAVIRUS WRAP : What you missed today


CAPE TOWN – The Covid-19 pandemic is creating an information overload, so we’ve decided to make things easier for you.

Here are five stories you might have missed today:

 

1) If you are not an essential worker, you are not allowed to leave your home unless you going to the shop, hospital, or petrol station.

Here’s what you need to know and what you’ll need to have with you on the roads so that you don’t get on the wrong side of the law.

VIDEO : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AT A LOCKDOWN ROADBLOCK

 

2) President Cyril Ramaphosa struggled to place the second strap around his ear while putting on his mask during his address on Thursday, and ended up with the mask being placed over his eyes for just enough time for citizens to reference a 2018 post-apocalyptic movie, Bird Box.

READ MORE: RAMAPHOSA PUT HIS MASK ON RIGHT

 

3) There are at least 92 Coronavirus vaccines under development and researchers are testing new approaches they hope can produce vaccines in months rather than years.

READ MORE: HOW VACCINES ARE DEVELOPED

 

4) President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that there will be an ease in lockdown restrictions and outlined a phase relaxation of the restrictions detailing a 4 level alert system.

Each level varies in severity of restrictions, and the National Command Council determines when the country moves from one level to another.

MUST SEE : THE 5 LEVELS OF LOCKDOWN EXPLAINED

 

5) Small businesses have felt the pinch due to the national lockdown but despite the challenges, Sir Lowry’s Grocer owner Hayder Rawoot, has a strong sense of duty towards the community and is doing his bit in order to curb the spread of the virus.

READ MORE: CAPE FAMILY-OWNED GROCER SHARES LOCKDOWN CHALLENGES

 

 

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