Strict advice to maintain distance from others hasn’t been followed by everyone, with many continuing to ignore the rules set out to protect them. With the South African government announcing a national lockdown, commencing from midnight on Thursday, 26 March, it's more important than ever to adhere to these guidelines to help flatten the curve.
In the USA, the Coca-Cola company has put up a billboard in Times Square, one of the most crowded places on Earth to send a social distancing message as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. The billboard puts space between the letters in the brand’s normally tightly connected script logo.
KFC South Africa has shared a video on its Twitter page saying: "In order to stand together, we need to stay apart. Keep safe fam."
In order to stand together, we need to stay apart.
Retail chain Boxer took a similar approach, reminding customers to keep a safe distance when they shop:
WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY! Remember to keep a safe distance when you shop. We are practicing safe distancing, are you? pic.twitter.com/ZZ2hDaDQ34— Boxer (@BoxerStores) March 25, 2020