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Twitter reacts to the reality of South Africa's lockdown regulations

Police Minister Bheki Cele. Picture: African News Agency (ANA)

Police Minister Bheki Cele. Picture: African News Agency (ANA)

Published Mar 25, 2020

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CAPE TOWN - South Africans are coming to grips with the magnitude of a national lockdown after a number of ministerial briefings on Wednesday in order to provide clarity on what we can and cannot do during the lockdown.

The major reality is that, for many, a lockdown means curbing their way of life in a manner that most people have never experienced before. 

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In terms of public transport, the amended regulations published on Wednesday, said public transport was prohibited, except for those rendering essential services. 

โ€œAll commuter transport services including passenger rail services, bus services, taxi services, e-hailing services, maritime and air-passenger transport is prohibited, except bus services, taxi services, e-hailing services, and private motor vehicles for purposes of rendering essential services, obtaining essential goods, seeking medical attention, funeral services, and to receive payment for grants,โ€ the regulations read.

No dog walks, no jogging, no purchasing of alcohol and no purchasing of food from restaurants will be allowed during the 21-day lockdown, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Wednesday afternoon as well.

THIS IS HOW TWITTER REACTED 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/fPRlmqCwm6

โ€” Masego Madiba (@MadibaMasego)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdownWTF pic.twitter.com/VcB8WQH6S2

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โ€” ๐ŸŠSon of an Anchor โš“๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (@MmphoMcGift)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/Gks0CeKfPE

โ€” Karabo (@KR_KHUNOU)

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%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/DEgRiw9lvA

โ€” Buhle (@BuhleSiziba)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/lZnxeowDOr

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โ€” Birthday 2 April ๐ŸŽˆ (@imo_lately)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/21daysLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#21daysLockdown #SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/Lc1OxlCjoA

โ€” ๐ŸŒš (@simplythandeka)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown.to think about it people won't owe each other money after the lockdown we starting from scratch pic.twitter.com/bf1DMcTeNs

โ€” imani Kwinda (@Imani11253419)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/Vlu3sFjcsP

โ€” Sipho Nkosi (@siphonkosibuhle)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdowni miss Thabo Mbeki, there would be no shutdown, we would be eating beetroot right now pic.twitter.com/YZGGvOXHOV

โ€” firstborn (@njabulock8)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/Mks0Np4DeM

โ€” A Noble Tsonga Kid (@Tsonga_kid)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/AlcoholFreeSA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AlcoholFreeSAover my dead body. Alcohol is life. Tell Bheki Cele that he's late. Some of us got stock to last us post quarantine #SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/GwUrRQwtjm

โ€” Theo (@Theo_Kganyago)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown #AlcoholFreeSA pic.twitter.com/h6IL0Es3Cy

โ€” Voltymore (@Voltymore)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19SouthAfrica?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19SouthAfrica #21daylockdown #SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/jDPX47WfBK

โ€” Kgotsofalang P (@Kingpshabba)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfricaLockdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfricaLockdown pic.twitter.com/0CPCOvb2WB

โ€” Morgatron๐Ÿค– (@MondliBotha)

IOL 

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