WATCH | This local tyre company sends a heartfelt message as streets run empty during lockdown

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An empty street in Durbanville, Cape Town. Image: Jacques Stander/Gallo Images via Getty Images
An empty street in Durbanville, Cape Town. Image: Jacques Stander/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Dunlop is asking South Africa to play our part by staying home, as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company, owned by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, has launched a 'Don’t Take The Road' message urging the public to leave our roads empty during the 21-day national lockdown.

Taking responsibility

Businesses, schools, restaurants and other public places across South Africa have shut down over this period, in an effort to enforce social distancing.

This is a bold yet necessary move by the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa ,says: "In trying times like these, brands have a responsibility to put our nation first, and we’re proud to heed the call made by our President to stay home. We hope this video sheds light on how important it is for South Africans to do just that."

'Don't Take The Road' is currently flighting on various media platforms. 

While you're at home, your vehicle still needs to be maintained so make sure you take the necessary steps to keep your car in optimum condition even though you might not be driving it. 

Here's what you should know: Your car is parked in the lockdown, here's how to take care of it

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