Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi has expressed concern that some employers are forcing employees to take unpaid leave during the 21-day lockdown period. Speaking at a Social Cluster media briefing on the coronavirus lockdown measures in Pretoria, Nxesi called on employers to act in manner that promotes social solidarity and not to shift the burden of the lockdown onto workers. He also said that the Unemployment Insurance Fund cannot deal with the millions of individual claims that are expected.