WATCH: Fleeing Johannesburg as 21-day nationwide lockdown looms

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By Workers Reporter 10h agoShare this text:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailJohannesburg – Migrant employees and international nationals flocked to Johannesburg’s Park Station on Wednesday night in a determined bid to get dwelling to their family members earlier than the nation shuts down at midnight on Thursday.   
Park Station was closely congested with crowds of individuals ready for lengthy distance buses and taxis.

Many of those vacationers are returning to their dwelling nation. A few of the locations embody Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana. 
Gauteng Premier David Makhura earlier had warned Johannesburg residents to not go away to their rural houses. 

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The good exodus out of Joburg. Image: Timothy Bernard/African Information Company (ANA)

”We’re urging the folks of Gauteng to stay within the province during the 21-day nationwide lock down. By not remaining within the Province you run the chance of not solely infecting others unaware, but in addition getting contaminated with Covid-19,” Makhura stated.

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A whole bunch of travellers queue at Park Station only a few hours earlier than the lockdown in South Africa. Locations embody Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Botswana. Image: Timothy Bernard/African Information Company (ANA)
Gauteng has been hit onerous by the pandemic. Greater than 700 folks have been contaminated by the illness in South Africa, with 319 of those coming from Makhura’s province. 

Image: Timothy Bernard/African Information Company (ANA)
Mbalula shuts down public transport providers 
Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on Wednesday introduced that every one commuter rail providers would shut down during the lockdown.
This consists of all Metrorail and Gautrain providers.

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