S.African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers during lockdownPolice had to use force to get people to respect the social distancing rulesJOHANNESBURG - South African police fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queueing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg as authorities battled to keep people at home in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Police arrived in 10 patrol vehicles and started firing rubber bullets towards the shoppers. Africa's confirmed cases were Saturday creeping towards 4,000 cases with at least 117 deaths - and governments are scrambling to slow the spread. Zimbabwe starts a three-week lockdown on Monday, while on the same day Lesotho will also go on a 25-day lockdown. The move came as the authorities reported 137 confirmed cases, including four deaths.
Source: Bangkok Post March 28, 2020 22:07 UTC