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With an Eye on China, South Africa Keeps Ports and Fishing Industry Open During Lockdown

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While most South Africans are required to stay indoors during the ongoing 21-day lockdown to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, fishermen and dock-workers are still on the job. Both the seafood industry and the country’s ports were deemed vital to the national economy and permitted to stay open — in part because of the need to maintain the limited trade flows still going on with China.

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