Coronavirus: Spreading fake news could land you in jail


Government has announced several regulations to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The regulations were gazetted late on Wednesday by Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Under the new regulations places that serve alcohol, such as clubs, pubs, restaurants and shebeens will be limited to no more than 50 patrons. They will also have to close by 6pm and by 1pm on Sundays.

Other rules include the spreading of fake coronavirus news which could land you in jail as it is now a criminal offence. Prison visits have also been halted for 30 days.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.

Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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Source: eNCA