Coronavirus: More than 200 infected in South Africa

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Mass gatherings have been banned, amongst other restrictions to stop the spread of the virus

South Africa has announced that 205 people are now infected with the respiratory coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease.

It’s a jump of 55 cases from Thursday.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had said that he expected the number to rise, and estimated that at least 60% of country’s 56 million inhabitants could be infected.

The minister also said that at least 20% would be severely infected.

Earlier this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster because of the virus, restricting travel, closing schools, banning mass gatherings and ordering bars to close or limit numbers to 50.

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Source: BBC

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