Atlantic Seaboard streets deserted on Day 1 of lockdown

Beach Road in Sea Point was quiet on the first day of the lockdown

A few vehicles, mostly security and police vans, could be seen in different areas of the Atlantic Seaboard as the country began a 21-day lockdown, on Friday, March 27.

In efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown, from midnight on Thursday March 26 to midnight on Thursday April 16, urging citizens to stay at home. The country’s Covid-19 cases have passed the 1 000-mark and two deaths have been recorded in the Western Cape.

Areas such as Green Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Bo-Kaap looked like ghost towns on day one of the lockdown.