South Africa has reimposed lockdown restrictions after COVID-19 cases in the country surpassed 300,000.
The government said it was reintroducing the lockdown restrictions to combat the soaring numbers in the worst-hit country in Africa with over a quarter of a million people infected.
South Africa, arguably Africa’s most developed country, is already showing signs of being overwhelmed by the pandemic – an ominous outlook for the rest of the continent of 1.3 billion people.
The government insists it is trying to revive the economy – while at the same time protecting lives.
The government reimposed a ban on alcohol sales this week, with the aim being to slow the spread to free up more badly needed hospital beds.