City centre a ghost town as Day 1 of lockdown begins

The working harbour came to a halt.
Queen Victoria Road in the City Centre. The Company’s Garden has also been closed.

There was no lunch-time bustle in the Cape Town CBD on Friday March  27, which marked the first day of the nationwide 21-day lockdown.

The V&A Waterfront was also a ghost town, with only one or two people walking with bags from Pick n Pay. All boats, yachts, and Robben Island ferries could be seen in the harbour, while there was not a single car in parking lots left open. 
The lockdown was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. There are currently over 1 000 cases of coronavirus, and two people have died from the disease in the Western Cape.