The update was confirmed by President Cyril Ramaphosa as he addressed the nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He clearly stated that the cases of the coronavirus in South African have risen to 61. This was announced on Sunday night as the government plans to fight the coronavirus pandemic.[powerkit_alert type=”warning” dismissible=”false” multiline=”false”] iRead: 51 Cases Confirmed in South Africa[/powerkit_alert]
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“Never before in the history of our democracy has our country been confronted with such a severe situation. From the start of the outbreak in China earlier this year, the South African government has put in place measures to screen visitors entering the country, to contain its spread and to treat those infected.” President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement
“As of now, South Africa has 61 confirmed cases of people infected with the virus, and this number is expected to rise in the coming days and weeks. Initially, it was people who had traveled out of the country, especially from Italy, who had positively tested for the virus. It is concerning that we are now dealing with the internal transmission of the virus.” He added.
The President has also pointed out that a travel ban has been implemented effective from 18 March 2020.
“We are imposing a travel ban on foreign nationals from high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and China as of 18 March 2020.”
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