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Lockdown: Ramaphosa Puts His Foot Down...

This is not football…

But given the uncertain times we are in because of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, Soccer Laduma has a responsibility to keep the Soccer Laduma family updated on the latest news on the virus, and how it’s affecting Mzansi.

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Here are the four biggest stories on News24 related to the COVID-19 pandemic as the fourth week of the nationwide lockdown gets underway:

President Ramaphosa rejects request to lift liquor ban

The letter from the State Attorney, in response to the Gauteng Liquor Forum, which argued that the alcohol ban not only falls outside the scope of the Disaster Management Act but has failed to meet its aims, namely stopping the spread of the new coronavirus, said:

"The sale and consumption of alcohol also has proven links to an increase in violent crime, motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies and results in full emergency rooms and hospitals."

28 died in accidents during the Easter weekend, while 719 arrested for traffic violations

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said Mpumalanga recorded the most road fatalities over the Easter weekend, with seven deaths.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to become a coronavirus isolation site

The city's acting mayor Thsonono Buyeye on Thursday said they were taking proactive steps alongside the department of health to brace for the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gauteng Covid-19 cases district breakdown as of 16 April

Breakdown Per District

- Johannesburg 575
- Tshwane 109
- West Rand 35
- Sedibeng 8
- Ekurhuleni 180

- Unallocated 62
- Deaths 6
- Recoveries 479

This will be the final non-football related Coronavirus update from Soccer Laduma, however we remain committed to bringing you the latest news from the football industry – stay home, and stay safe.

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