SA lockdown: Cele not ruling out extension

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    Police Minister Bheki Cele

    JOHANNESBURG – Police Minister Bheki Cele is not ruling out extending the lockdown.

    Cele says the government’s priority is ensuring people are safe.

    “Remember we started with restriction, then we went to the lockdown. People are asking can we go beyond the lockdown and we are saying anything is possible”, said Cele.

    Cele says the next step will be determined soon.

    “We would wish to go back to the normal life as soon as we can but we wish to go back there with the people alive.”

    The number of South Africans to have died of COVID-19 now stands at 12. Confirmed cases have also risen to 1686.

    Gauteng has the most cases in South Africa with 713 confirmed infections.

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    Source:eNCA