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2020-03-27 10:00

Charlen Raymond

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Our favourite trio, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, took it upon themselves to warn their contingency of Drive Tribe followers, and other fans, of the importance of staying home during these uncertain times.

If you’ve been on holiday the last few months or disregarded the news, a global pandemic, the coronavirus (Covid-19) has swept across the world and has brought everything to its knees.

In an attempt to curb the spread of the virus, nations have asked their citizens to stay home and self-quarantine. From today (March 27) onwards, South Africa is on lock down until midnight, April 16.

Don’t kill James May

The ‘friendly warning’ video by The Grand Tour presenters starts with Clarkson sitting on the roof of his house and giving his public service announcement.

He says: "If we go outside, there’s a chance - a good chance - we will infect someone who’s old and frail like… James May."

Clarkson then asks everyone to just sit it out during lock down, because it could be worse.

He concludes: "You could be me. I haven’t even got the internet here. I can’t even watch pornography."

Three-week lockdown

South Africa’s lock down began at midnight on March 27. This after the coronavirus broke out locally and rapidly spread across the nation like a wildfire.

President Cyril Ramaphosa asked for all businesses to be closed in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nationally, automotive manufacturers - like Ford, Toyota, and Isuzu - closed their factories to protect their workforce and their respective families.

READ: Ford temporarily suspends production at global plants, including South Africa, in response to coronavirus

Only essential services will be open, and only essential service providers will be allowed on the roads. The lockdown will be lifted on April 16, but it is dependent on how well the spread of the virus has been curbed. If not by enough, there is a possibility of the lock down being extended.

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