The first day of lockdown in South Africa has kicked off with a few stumbling blocks. The first of 21 days in total isolation most certainly looks like any other normal day in some parts of the country.
SA Lockdown: Teething issued exposed on day one
President Cyril Ramaphosa implemented this extreme measure to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Already, South Africa has recorded 927 (the updated tally is much higher) and two deaths.
The president hoped that by halting all societal activity for three weeks and isolating those who are infected, we would be able to allow COVID-19 to pass.
However, teething issues with the protocol have been exposed in some parts of the country. This is especially apparent in townships and rural areas.
The police, leading the frontlines with the assistance of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), have been lenient in encounters with people not following the rules of social distancing.
In the Western Cape, the first province to report deaths resulting from COVID-19, law enforcement has contained managed to contain movement in the metro.
Woodstock, one of the busiest areas in the CBD, looked like a ghost town on Friday morning.
However, in Khayelitsha, taxi ranks were filled with hundreds of people waiting to board minibuses that are under strict instruction to only allow 50% of capacity per trip.
High activity of people outside the confines of their respective homes was also observed in the township.
Watch: A look into SA attempting social distancing amid COVID-19 outbreak
This is a collection of footage sourced on social media showing how parts of South Africa look on the first day of the nationwide lockdown.