Police Minister Bheki Cele has clarified that South Africans will not be allowed to walk their dogs outside their residences during the 21-day national lockdown starting at midnight on Thursday.
“There shall be no movement, you will not be walking your dog,” Cele said.
Cele also announced that there will be no selling or movement of alcohol during the lockdown. He said restaurants would not be allowed to operate during this period.
Meanwhile, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said there were 16 suspected cases of COVID-19 among Department of Correctional Services officials.
However, the minister said 11 officials had since tested negative for the virus and the department was still waiting for the results of the last five.