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Bo-Kaap under lockdown

" We, therefore, place the tourism industry and government on notice that Bo-Kaap will be on lockdown and no tourist will be allowed into our area,"
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Bo-Kaap under lockdown

The Bo-Kaap is on lockdown, in a bid to mitigate and prevent the spread of the dreaded Covid-19 virus.

In a letter addressed to the tourism industry, chairperson of the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association, Osman Shaboodien said that they are heeding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to practice social distancing and good hygiene.

Shaboodien said that Bo-Kaap is a tourist destination and therefore is at higher risk due to visits from tourists, some from high risk countries.

The letter served to notify the government that Bo-Kaap will be on lockdown with no tourists allowed in the historical site.

” We, therefore, place the tourism industry and government on notice that Bo-Kaap will be on lockdown and no tourist will be allowed into our area,” Shaboodien said.

“This is for their health and the health of the Bo-Kaap community.”

Shaboodien added: “We have lots of buses coming through Bo-Kaap… In Bo-Kaap, the age demographic is around 60-62 average age of residents who are very susceptible to the virus.”

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