Wayde van Niekerk is calling on South Africans to look after one another in during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: BackpagePix
Wayde van Niekerk is calling on South Africans to look after one another in during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: BackpagePix

WATCH: Wayde van Niekerk plays Playstation to 'flatten the curve'

By Sports Reporter Time of article published Mar 23, 2020

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CAPE TOWN - Wayde van Niekerk is calling on South Africans to look after one another in during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The health ministry confirmed a short while ago that there are now 402 cases in the country and increase of 128 since Sunday.  President Cyril Ramaphosa is due brief the country this evening on the latest measures that will be implemented to flatten the curve of the spread of the virus. 

Van Niekerk meanwhile took to Facebook to remind his fellow citizens that it is important to follow the guidelines set out.  

"Let's share, let's help each other, spread hygiene, spread health, and look after one another. So try not to be in crowded spaces, try not to be too close to one another. Find ways to use a handkerchief or direct yourselves away from someone else (when you sneeze)." 

The Olympic and World champion says now is the time to just relax, something he says he is very good.


"If you are considering to travel, this is the time to just chill and play Playstation, watch movies, relax and chill. It's what I do best."

Van Nierkerk is confident the country will overcome this pandemic. 

"We as a community can overcome this virus, let's do our bit to flatten the curve.

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