Source: i-traffic.
Johannesburg: N1 toward Midrand. Source: i-traffic.
  • As South Africa began its 21-day lockdown to cut off the spread of the novel coronavirus the streets of South Africa run eerily quiet.  
  • Business Insider looked at traffic hotspots from webcams across the country and here’s what we found.
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As South Africa began its 21-day lockdown to cut off the spread of the novel coronavirus the streets of South Africa run eerily quiet.  

While several people have been arrested for allegedly disregarding South Africa's lockdown rules that officially kicked in at midnight on Thursday, the streets of the country this morning show that most of the nation are abiding by the lockdown. Apart from essential services, South Africans are expected to stay at home.

Covid-19 will restrict almost 57 million South Africans to their homes on Friday, reports News24, with police and the army expected to enforce strict limits on movement across the country.

Business Insider looked at traffic hotspots from windy and i-traffic webcams across the country and here’s what we found: 

Cape Town

Dock Road from the Westin Hotel. 

Source windy.
Cape Town: Dock Road from the Westin Hotel. Source windy.
Source windy.
Cape Town: Dock Road from the Westin Hotel. Source windy.

Source windy.

West Coast Road Milnerton. 

Source windy.
Cape Town: West Coast Road Milnerton. Source windy.

Source windy.  

Durban

Durban: N3 after EB Cloete interchange.

Source: i-traffic.
Durban: N3 after EB Cloete interchange. Source: i-traffic.

Source: i-traffic.

Johannesburg

N1 William Nicol off ramp. 

Source: i-traffic.
Johannesburg: N1 William Nicole off ramp. Source: i-traffic. Source: i-traffic.

Source: i-traffic

N3 Eastern Bypass towards Marlboro Road off ramp. 

Source: i-traffic.
Johannesburg: N3 Eastern Bypass toward Marlboro Road off ramp Source: i-traffic.

Source: i-traffic

N1 towards Midrand. 

Source: i-traffic.
Johannesburg: N1 toward Midrand. Source: i-traffic.

Source: i-traffic

M1 towards Johannesburg 

Source: i-traffic.
Johannesburg: M1 toward Source: i-traffic.

Source: i-traffic.  

Gillooly's Interchange, Bedfordview

Source i-traffic.
Joahnnesburg: Gillooly's Interchange, Bedfordview, Source i-traffic.

Source: i-traffic.  

Pretoria

N1 after the Lynnwood Road off ramp. 

Source i-traffic.
Pretoria: After Lynnwood Road off ramp. Source i-traffic.

Compiled by Jay Caboz.

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