15 March 2020 – South Africa enters national state of disaster and introduces preventative measures

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools; Gatherings, businesses, and services; International travel measures; Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President Cyril Ramaphosa

Overview: Declaration of national state of disaster and introduction of extensive restrictions and measures to combat COVID-19, such as travel bans, heightened border surveillance, school closures, and prohibition of mass gatherings.
Full details here: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/2020/03/15/statement-by-president-cyril-ramaphosa-on-measures-to-combat-covid-19-epidemic/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government