Cape Town’s drought declared national disaster, ‘Day Zero’ delayed

Cape Town's drought declared national disaster, 'Day Zero' delayed

South Africa on Tuesday declared the drought that threatens to leave the City of Cape Town without running tap water a “national disaster”.

The decision was made after the government reassessed its “magnitude and severity”.

Authorities added that the drought measures – which require each citizen to use less than 50 litres a day – had successfully pushed back Day Zero (when the taps run dry) to June 4.

Earlier, the date for Day Zero were predicted as April 12.


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