To prevent illegal migrants and people infected with the coronavirus from entering the city, the South African government has announced plans to install a 40-kilometre fence on its land border crossing with Zimbabwe.
This move was identified as a preventive measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The government stated that the fence is expected to be completed within a month but the costs weren’t specified.
The Department of Public Works in a statement on Thursday revealed that the government has appointed a contractor for the project.
South Africa has confirmed 150 coronavirus cases so far with Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga are the only affected provinces for now.
Although the Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize on Thursday stated that the Covid-19 patients are recovering.