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Level 3 Lockdown Covid-19 Spreads Rapidly around Soweto

Thulani Snake-Park
Thokozile Mntambo

On Sunday 24 May President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that from 1 June South Africa would move to level 3 national lockdown. This came as an excitement because it was a relaxation of strict lockdown restrictions, people will be able to visit their family and friends also some pupils will be going back to school.

Overcrowding living conditions and difficulty to maintain social distancing, has made Corona virus to spread in Thulani Snake-Park and in some other parts of Soweto.

04 June 2020

The community of Thulani Snake-Park was left shocked after a local staff member tested positive for covid-19. The clinic was sanitized and patients were referred to next local clinic. It’s was then re-opened on the 8th June.

11June 2020

Dobsonville police station was temporarily closed, because someone tested positive for Covid-19. They had to close down and refer people to Thulani and Meadowlands police station. The station is now opened and it has been sanitized.

Many people thought that level 3 lockdown was their ticket to freedom, but dodging the regulations only led for the virus to spread in Soweto.