Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Africa -- News Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

FOX News: South African crackdown amid coronavirus lockdown called into question as some ignore restrictions

JOHANNESBURG - The South African government’s “brutal and heavy-handed” approach to enforcing the country’s three-week lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak has been called into question amid reports of one man being shot and four children reportedly injured in an alleged altercation with authorities.

Reports out of Vosloorus, located to the immediate east of Johannesburg, said that a police officer and a security official have been arrested for murder following the altercation that left a man dead.

“The allegations are that police were on patrol, enforcing the COVID-19 regulations, and they noticed some males who were drinking liquor,” said Sontaga Seisa of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Africa -- News Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

S.Africa to rollout mass screening for coronavirus: president -- France 24
West African nations hope experience fighting Ebola will help curb spread of coronavirus -- SCMP
Nigeria announces lockdown of major cities to curb coronavirus -- Al Jazeera
Nigeria announces two-week lockdown in main cities -- BBC
Ghana begins coronavirus lockdown -- BBC
Zimbabwe launches 21-day nationwide lockdown -- Zimbabwe
'We'll die of hunger first': Despair as Zimbabwe lockdown begins -- Al Jazeera
'Empty streets on day one of Zimbabwe lockdown' -- BBC
Kings and chiefs fight coronavirus in Ivory Coast -- AFP
Great Pyramid in Egypt lights up in solidarity against virus -- AFP

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