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.
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