I know some countries have gone into lockdown in order to attempt to limit the spread of the virus. I just thought that, since this is probably the first time that the whole world has come together, we could share some of what our specific countries have done.
Here in South Africa, a speech was made by our president (Cyril Ramaphosa; I'm really happy he's president - he's the right person for the job) introducing certain limits.. like various places (mainly restaurants etc) to close by 6PM; then over the weekend, access to beaches closed. Last week the schools closed on wednesday and will remain shut till after Easter. The universities closed (the one in Cape Town shut a week earlier than planned because a staff member got ill; two of them now).
Tonight, a follow up speech was made. It was initially going to be last night. Then it was moved to this morning. And finally it was on at 7.30PM tonight.
South Africa has seen a spike from 3 cases last week Sunday to currently 402 (went up by 130 in a day between yesterday morning and this afternoon). While the president had said a shutdown would be a last resort, and he considered mobilising the army to patrol streets and maintain order, a lockdown was announced tonight. It will come into effect on Thursday evening at midnight and last for three weeks. It seems banks, shops and post offices will be open as necessities, thankfully. I am waiting for a parcel.
But since I live in a flat, it seems I may still have a bit of movement within the property... although the only place I really went was the university, and with it shut...
What has been implemented in your countries?