Gallery | Visuals from the past 24-hours of SA’s Covid-19 lockdown

Sandton looked like ghost town on Friday morning.Picture: Rosetta Msimango
Sandton looked like ghost town on Friday morning.Picture: Rosetta Msimango

Over the past 24 hours South Africa went from a bustling social democracy to a 21-day lockdown as the country attempts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The City Press team of photographers, Tebogo Letsie, Rosetta Msimango and Cebile Ntuli, documented this transition and the experiences of South Africans through their lenses.

Here is a selection of some of their amazing visuals.

For more, make sure you get copy of City Press this weekend or check back online for more visuals.

Sandton looked like ghost town on Friday morning.Picture: Rosetta Msimango

In Johannesburg some people continued with their travel arrangements and did not adhere to the 21-days lockdown. Picture: Rosetta Msimango
A lady carrying a child on her back wears a mask and gloves while awaiting a taxi at the Wanderers taxi rank. Picture: Rosetta Msimango
At Wanderers taxi rank most taxi drivers were seen with masks on. Picture: Rosetta Msimango
The cloudy beauty of the Johannesburg skyline was overshadowed by the stark contrast of the vehicle-less roads as the first day of the 21-day lockdown came into effect. Picture: Rosetta Msimango
On Thursday evening the SA National Defense Force (SANDF) and South Africa police cars left their base in Soweto to prepare for the 21-day lockdown. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
The SANDF members during a patrol in Soweto on the eve of the national lockdown. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Despite restrictions on movement peopel continued to loiter in streets, however, some of those who failed to adhere to the lockdown were detained.Picture: Rosetta Msimango
March 27.2020. A Metro Police officer spilling a b
A Metro police officer spilling the beer of a man who had been drinking in public during the lockdown in Alexander. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
March 27.2020. People in large numbers qeue up to
People in large numbers queue to enter Alex Mall to do their shopping on day one of the national lockdown. Most people only got paid the day before. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
March 27.2020. Department of Transport workers dis
Department of transport workers disinefecting minibus taxis at Bree taxi rank. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
March 27.2020. People look on as the Army, SAPS an
People look on as the army deployed soldiers to help the police enforce the lockdown in Alexander. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
March 27.2020.  Lockdown enforcement in Alexander
SANDF members were boots on the ground as residents of Alexandra kept their distance but let their curiosity run wild as they obseved the soldiers in full gear. Picture: Tebogo Letsie

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