As the Covid-19 related lock-down took hold in South Africa, tourists and ex-pats were left stranded before arrangements were made for them to be evacuated. Here is the evacuation of British and French tourists being masked, processed and herded into the bowels of the Cape Town stadium before boarding buses to the airport. All under the watchful eye of security guards. Such is the severity of the issue getting home along the normally chaotic N2 highway we were only passed by a lonely emergency vehicle screaming its way through the mist just before we were routinely stopped and checked at a police roadblock.

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