Thousands queue for food in South Africa amid lockdown

Thousands of people queued on Wednesday (April 29) for food parcels amid lockdown in the South African city of Centurion.

Drone footage showed thousands standing a in queue that stretched for 4 kilometres.

Various private businesses donated 8,000 food hampers which were distributed in the informal settlement of Mooiplaas

South Africa has spent five weeks under coronavirus restrictions requiring most of the population to stay at home apart from essential trips, leaving many businesses and individuals struggling without income in the recession-hit economy.

The country plans to reopen its agriculture sector and allow some manufacturing and retail to resume on May 1, as it seeks to balance the need to restart economic output and curb the spread of thevirus.

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