South Africans who intentionally break the lockdown rules will be liable for fines up to a maximum of R5, 000. The charge payable is the “admission of guilt” for the first offense, there will be no admission of guilt fines for repeat offenders.
If you find yourself publishing any statement to deceive anyone about measures taken by the government to address COVID-19, you will be charged with R5, 000. If you fail to confine yourself to your place of residence, R1500 fine will be payable.
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Illegal gatherings will be fined R5, 000 – should you cross to another province as prohibited by the government during the lockdown, you will be fined R2, 000. Moving between metropolitan and district areas is prohibited, and failure to comply will be fined and charged at R2, 500.
Please stay home, the President has spoken, and in a combat to curb the spread of coronavirus, a nationwide lockdown was enforced – and the president said in a statement as he addressed the nation on day 4 of the lockdown:
“In the coming days, the government will be rolling out a screening, testing, tracing and medical management programme on a huge scale.”
“Around 10,000 field workers will be visiting homes in villages, towns, and cities to screen residents for COVID-19 symptoms.”
“People with symptoms will be referred to local clinics or mobile clinics for testing.”
“People who are infected with coronavirus, but who have no or moderate symptoms will remain in isolation at home or at a facility provided by the government and those with severe symptoms will be transferred to hospitals.”