MAP: SA border post closures

South Africa has closed 35 land ports and two sea ports of entry into the country to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa has closed the majority of its border posts following an increase in infections in the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced control measures for the viral outbreak on Sunday evening and also revealed that the number of people infected by the virus in South Africa has risen to 61.

South Africa has 72 ports of entry in the country which are land, sea and airports.

Of the 53 land ports, 35 will be shut down with effect from Monday, 16 March in order to prevent further influx of people possibly infected with COVID-19.

Two of the eight seaports will be closed for passengers and crew changes.

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