Video: African countries in lockdown to escape coronavirus

Saturday March 28 2020

By AFP

The military in the streets, road blocks, teargas to clear markets: countries across Africa shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the global death toll from pandemic approaches 25,000.

Strict measures have been introduced in several countries with Rwanda becoming the first African country to go on a total lockdown, South Africa followed suit on Thursday.

Uganda banned public transport with effect from Thursday whereas Kenya began a countrywide curfew on Friday