JSE stronger before 21-day lockdown takes effect

The JSE was firmer on Thursday at midday as SA prepared to enter a 21-day lockdown, to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

Following the severity of the effects of the coronavirus worldwide and the increasing number of confirmed cases in SA, the country will follow other countries entering a lockdown from midnight on Thursday. President Cyril Ramaphosa said people would be confined to their homes from Friday morning, except for essential business, such as buying food or seeking healthcare.

Source: businesslive.co.za