Thousands of tourists stranded in South Africa

With a three-week curfew in South Africa, in the fight against the coronavirus, thousands of tourists are currently stranded in the country.

“There are many thousands of tourists from different countries, especially those that we have classified as high-risk countries,” said minister for international relations, Naledi Pandor, on channel eNCA. These include Germany, Italy, China, and France.

Several European embassies attempted to repatriate their countrymen through exceptional permissions.

Only essential movements

The army and the police enforce the curfew. It also includes the suspension of all commercial train and air connections, a closure of land borders for passenger traffic, and a ban on the mooring for cruise ships.

Anyone who wants to leave his or her home may only do so for essential purchases or medical reasons.

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