South Africa Coronavirus Cases Rise To 85Featured, Latest News, South Africa, Southern Africa Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in South Africa has increased by 23 to a total of 85.
A state-run South African Government News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize.
The minister noted that there had been eight cases of local transmission.
On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of emergency over the COVID-19 concerns.
Also, starting Wednesday, South Africa prohibits entry to foreign citizens coming from countries that are highly afflicted by the pandemic, such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, China, and Germany.
The South African nationals are discouraged from visiting those countries as well.
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