South Africa to go into nationwide lockdown from Thursday

South African troops arrive at the Rand Light Infantry barracks in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, March 23, 2020. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to address the nation later in the day to announce the latest measures taken to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus in South Africa. For most people the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For others it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.