[UPDATE] No dog-walking permitted during lockdown


189 days ago

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Cele: No dog-walking on the streets, no sale or movement of alcohol

On Wednesday afternoon, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize told various media outlets that South Africans may walk dogs and go for jogs during the lockdown.

He advised that they avoid congregating in large numbers.

This stance has since changed, following a meeting with the security cluster, Zweli announced alongside Police Minister Bheki Cele.

RELATED: Zweli Mkhize Q&A: Please be responsible and stay home

Earlier, Mkhize said that the lockdown was aimed at avoiding large groups and told the SABC in an interview that walking dogs 'should not be a problem.'

Talking to Clement Manyathela on The Midday Report, Mkhize said:

We prefer people to stay home. If you go out and jog it must be a very short distance. Don't mingle in crowds. If there are crowds then we will implement crowd control.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

He added that government does not want to have to be checking in people's houses to see if they are complying.

No parties allowed. You cannot sit as a group, boozing or smoking together, then coughing together - and no group braaing.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Listen to the minister's initial utterances below:

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [UPDATE] No dog-walking permitted during lockdown

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