bustling streets of Durban transformed into a ghost town overnight.
The popular bustling streets of Durban transformed into a ghost town overnight.
Businesses across the city shut their doors, no street vendors or hawkers, no taxis nor traffic in sight.
It is clear, Durbanites are heeding the call to remain indoors as the 21-day lockdown period aimed to curb the country's coronavirus infection rate.
South Africa reported its first deaths as a result of COVID-19 on Friday as two women from the Western Cape succumbed to the virus.
In addition, Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize announced that the number of positive cases in the country tipped the 1000 mark.
The lockdown was activated at midnight on Thursday.
These were snapped in central Durban today.
Using the hashtag
#Day1, South Africans took to Twitter to demonstrate what they have been up to
I'm so proud of the community I live in, coz we have so many children who enjoy and love to be outside and play on the streets, but today we're all indoors and we're not waiting for the law enforcers to come discipline us. We're taking our lives seriously #Day1 #Day1ofLockdown pic.twitter.com/TdrCRVSyJM— Felicia Mahlatji (@FMahlatji) March 27, 2020
Pics they wont show you from around Gauteng Alex, jhb, pta... Citizens of sa are obeying dnt mind the ones shopping they have to..... #21daylockdownSA #Day1 #SANDFDeployment #KeaDrive #Covid19SA pic.twitter.com/81umQ1xVeS— Mpho Msiza (Mrholozi) (@Mpho_Blackstone) March 27, 2020
While some others joined the ‘lockdown and chill’ movement.