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CoronaVirus: Ramaphosa imposes travel ban, shutdown schools, Mswati reluctant to take decisive action

Sunday, 15th March, 2020

MBABANE:Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa has ordered the shutdown of schools and imposed a travel ban to risk European countries affected by the CoronaVirus while King Mswati’s government remain reluctant to take decisive action.

These countries among others include Italy, Spain including Iran and the United of America, they are currently among the most affected countries in the world.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Ramaphosa said his government has taken these tough decisions to mitigate the spread of the virus and will consider shutting down boarders and other entry points into South Africa.

“53 land ports, 35 shut-down as of Monday and 2 out of 8 sea-ports closed for passengers. Non-essential travel prohibited and non-essential domestic travel to be stopped” said the President.

Meanwhile, King Mswati of eSwatini have not yet announced whether his lavish birthday celebration scheduled for April will continue or not in the midst of the CoronaVirus outbreak. Recently, the Swaziland National Association of Teachers(SNAT) called for the shutdown of schools, however, no decision was taken by the King’s government as of Sunday 15 March 2020.     

CoronaVirus: Ramaphosa imposes travel ban, shutdown schools, Mswati reluctant to take decisive action
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa