Saps Umhlali spokesperson Captain Vinny Pillay said that in Ballito and the surrounding suburbs there has been a strong enforcement of the lockdown and the areas have been very quiet.
Local well-known faces in the street vendor business, sister and brother, Phakamile and Moses Ngcobo have been selling beach towels, sunglasses and buckets and spades used to build sand castles by little ones for nearly 30 years in Ballito.
A resident told the Courier that it was not that the holidaymakers were not aware of the rules, but they were just ignoring them.
The number of cases are expected to rise in the next few days as the country prepares for a 21-day lock down, starting at midnight on Thursday, in a bid to slow down the spread of the virus and to ensure the health system is not overwhelmed.
The nationwide lock down would be accompanied by a public health management programme which will significantly increase screening, testing, contact tracing and medical management.
The patient consulted a private general practitioner on March 3, with symptoms of fever, headache, malaise, a sore throat and a cough.