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South African workers locked in factory, forced to make medical masks for coronavirus outbreak, official says

A group of 14 workers in South Africa were found locked inside a factory where they were allegedly forced to make medical masks for nearly a week to meet the skyrocketing demand resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, a local official said Sunday.

South African crackdown amid coronavirus lockdown called into question, workers defy restrictions

The South African government’s “brutal and heavy-handed” approach to enforcing the country’s three-week lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak has been called into question amid reports of one man being shot and four children reportedly injured in an alleged altercation with authorities.