COVID-19 cases in SA pass 900 ahead of lockdown

COVID-19 cases in SA pass 900 ahead of lockdown

The number of people infected with coronavirus in South Africa is nearing 1000.

Cyril Ramaphosa Coronavirus 3- AFP

On Thursday President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that there are now more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.


This was later confirmed by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, who said in a statement that the number of cases now stand at 927.


This is a rise of 218.


The news comes just hours before the country is set to go into a 21-day lockdown period.


"We now have more than 900 people infected as the minister told me and we fear that it might rise even much further than that,” Ramaphosa said in Tshwane.


"Pray for the nation as the nation goes through this very challenging time, unprecedented in the history of our country that we have a complete lockdown given rise to by a disease that is continuing to have a devastating impact.”


Angus Buchan, wife test positive for COVID-19

Buchan took to social media on Thursday to break the news where he also called for prayers for all those who may have contracted the illness along with him. His wife Jill also tested positive for COVID-19.

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