A man was reportedly killed by a crocodile after breaching a coronavirus lockdown.

The man allegedly breached the lockdown to go fishing.

The mayor of the southern Kamonyi district in Rwanda Alice Kayitesi told the BBC that the incident happened on Wednesday morning in the Nyabarongo River.

According to Kayitesi, the man broke the stay-home rule, he is among several people who did not co-operate.

The authorities in Rwanda imposed a total lockdown on Sunday as cases of Covid-19 continued to rise.

The East African nation has confirmed 40 cases so far, the highest in the region.

The lockdown in the country severely affected the majority of people who are low-income earners.

Meanwhile, in South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21-day lockdown in the country in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

On Wednesday, an inter-ministerial security cluster announced that there would be no sale of alcohol, and taverns, night clubs, and shebeens would be closed.