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'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000

People seeking medical assistance queue outside a local clinic in the township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday March 26, 2020, just hours before South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in an effort to control the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Ugandan police and other security forces chase people off the streets to avoid unrest, after police cleared a stand of motorcycle taxis which are no longer permitted to operate after all public transport was banned for two weeks to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Children participate in a coronavirus awareness workshop held at the Qalakabusha center in the township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday March 26, 2020, just hours before South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in an effort to control the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Ugandan police and other security forces chase people off the streets to avoid unrest, after police cleared a stand of motorcycle taxis which are no longer permitted to operate after all public transport was banned for two weeks to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Traders sell food at a busy market, which are no longer permitted to sell any non-food items in an attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Women sell bananas in the street, after traders in markets were prohibited from selling any non-food items in an attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Children participate in a coronavirus awareness workshop held at the Qalakabusha center in the township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday March 26, 2020, just hours before South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in an effort to control the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
A parking guard stands in the deserted Vilakazi street in the township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday March 26, 2020, just hours before South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000

People seeking medical assistance queue outside a local clinic in the township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday March 26, 2020, just hours before South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in an effort to control the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Ugandan police and other security forces chase people off the streets to avoid unrest, after police cleared a stand of motorcycle taxis which are no longer permitted to operate after all public transport was banned for two weeks to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Children participate in a coronavirus awareness workshop held at the Qalakabusha center in the township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday March 26, 2020, just hours before South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in an effort to control the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Ugandan police and other security forces chase people off the streets to avoid unrest, after police cleared a stand of motorcycle taxis which are no longer permitted to operate after all public transport was banned for two weeks to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Traders sell food at a busy market, which are no longer permitted to sell any non-food items in an attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Women sell bananas in the street, after traders in markets were prohibited from selling any non-food items in an attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Children participate in a coronavirus awareness workshop held at the Qalakabusha center in the township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday March 26, 2020, just hours before South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in an effort to control the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
A parking guard stands in the deserted Vilakazi street in the township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday March 26, 2020, just hours before South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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