Frequently Asked Questions regarding lockdown
For almost everyone right now, lockdown is an uncertain time, and many of us will be feeling anxious about what we can and can’t do.
The declaration of a national disaster last Sunday with the subsequent promulgation of regulations aimed at supressing the spread of the CORONAVIRUS in South Africa, and the important announcement by the President of a NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY 26TH MARCH 2020, FOR 21 DAYS UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON 16TH APRIL 2020 are unprecedented in our democratic ere and are designed to limit the freedom of individuals in quite radical ways.
Ordinarily such restrictions would not pass constitutional scrutiny. However, these are not ordinary times, and dire measures are called for in order to “flatten the curve”.