President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this week ordered a 21-day lockdown with severe restrictions on travel and movement – beginning midnight on Thursday – to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the country.
And on the eve of the lockdown, the government has published the final regulations that all South Africans will have to adhere to.
The document includes details on which businesses will close down over the period, and which services are considered essential. It also details the restriction of movement
For the period of lockdown: every person is confined to his or her place of residence, unless strictly for the purpose of performing an essential service, obtaining an essential good or service, collecting a social grant, or seeking emergency, life-saving, or chronic medical attention.
The lockdown will commence from 23h59 on Thursday 26 March, and is expected to continue for 21 days until 16 April 2020.
Read the final lockdown regulations in full below.