Covid-19: record number of cases in South Africa
The number of contaminants of the new corona virus officially registered in South Africa made a new jump on Wednesday, with 709 cases against 554 the day before, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced.
“The number has increased since yesterday, we are now at 709 cases,” Mkhize said in an interview with public TV.
No deaths have been reported so far, but two people were still in intensive care, the minister said.
“The general trend has gone from imported cases to local broadcasts,” the minister said, “there are many local broadcasts.”
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South Africa is the country most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic on the African continent.
On Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered a national prison of three weeks from local Friday 00h00 to “prevent a human disaster of huge proportions” in his country.
The national carrier South African Airways (), which had already interrupted its international connections, announced the stoppage of all its domestic flights during the containment.