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South Africa Coronavirus Cases Rise To 116

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South Africa recorded a sharp increase in the cases of Coronavirus in the country in a day- with the number of confirmed cases now 116.

South Africa Coronavirus Cases Rise To 116
South Africa Coronavirus Cases Rise To 116

The South African Government has also introduced new measures to shut its borders and schools.

Most of those with the virus brought it back from abroad – from Britain in particular.

But 14 cases of local transmission have now been confirmed, putting pressure on the authorities to try to halt its spread.

All schools in South Africa have closed from Wednesday. Foreigners travelling from badly affected countries are also barred from entry as of now.

In Cape Town, 1,700 people are waiting to learn when they’ll be allowed to leave a cruise ship, after six people with symptoms of the virus were taken ashore for testing.

In Johannesburg, officials are discussing ways to limit panic buying, while private clinics are offering drive-through testing.

The concern is that the virus may spread fast in poor, crowded neighbourhoods.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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