Slump in SA crime rate during lockdown
The lockdown has seen a massive fall in South African crime levels, with murder cases falling to 94 in the first week of lockdown, from 326 in the same week last year.
Rape cases dropped from 699 to 101, while assault with intention to inflict grievous bodily harm dropped from 2 673 to 456,
Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Sunday.Apart from the lockdown, Cele attributed the decrease to prohibition of the sale and movement of liquor since the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started on 27 March.
WHAT SA SCIENTISTS’ HUGE FIND MEANS FOR UNLOCKING COVID-19 SECRETS
Scientists at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and UWC’s South African Bioinformatics Institute successfully sequenced the SARS-CoV-2 virus from a South African COVID-19 patient.
President Cyril Ramaphosa met with ZCC leaders
President Cyril Ramaphosa led a delegation of ministers for a meeting with bishops of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) on Sunday as part of coronavirus interventions, ahead of what is usually a massive Easter pilgrimage to Moria in Limpopo.
Ramaphosa thanked the church for deciding not to have the Good Friday Easter church service in support of the fight against Covid-19. The Zion Christian Church is the largest African-initiated church operating across southern Africa and attracts hundreds of thousands for the Easter weekend pilgrimage every year.