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MBABANE – We are now on partial lockdown. Today marks the official start of the country’s 20-day partial lockdown.
Setting the record straight was Acting Government Spokesperson Sabelo Dlamini, giving clarity on the mushrooming questions on the commencement of the partial lockdown.

Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, when announcing the partial lockdown on Tuesday, pointed out that it would commence on Friday, March 27, 2020 but he was not specific on what time exactly.

At exactly 00:01, the country was already on the partial lockdown and for the next 19 days, all citizens of the country are expected to adhere to the precautionary measures that complement the partial lockdown in the quest to curb the transmission of the coronavirus pandemic.

The primary precaution, as announced by the PM, was to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel, with the exception of personnel attached to essential services.
This is inclusive of health workers, police officers, army personnel, food outlets employees and the media. Civil servants were also not spared from those who would be reporting for duty today on the arrangement that they would rotate on a weekly basis.

“Government wishes to issue a reminder that the partial lockdown announced by Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini is with effect from 00:00 tonight (last night). This means that Friday, March 27, 2020 will be the first official day of the partial lockdown,” said Sabelo in a press statement yesterday.

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