JOHANNESBURG — Customers started behaving oddly about a week ago, visibly dejected street vendor Frank Mojapelo said. Some were wary to exchange cash. Some backed away, or refused to touch him.Now an unprecedented lockdown looms in South Africa over the coronavirus, with a country of 57 million people told to stay home starting Friday. Virus cases leapt again to 554 on Tuesday, the most of any country in Africa.The next few weeks will be tough, Mojapelo said. Though people will be allowed to leave home under “strictly controlled circumstances” to access essential items, he doubts he can continue selling boiled eggs, candy and homemade pickles out of the trunk of the car that he pulls up onto the Johannesburg sidewalks.Small businesses expect to suffer. And that pain could grow across Africa as more countries impose tougher measures.Across the continent, 43 of the 54 countries now have cases, with the total at 1,788. Thirteen countries have reported 58 deaths. Rwanda and Tunisia also have announced lockdowns.Determined shoppers in South Africa are making their last runs for supplies as authorities try to reassure the public that food will not run out.Nelson Pombo, who runs his own supermarket in Johannesburg, said he hoped


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