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.

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