Coronavirus: More Than 200 Infected In South Africa

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November 11 2015. Residents of Rashuma Village in Alexandra complaning about bad living conditions in their camp where tehy were dumped by the housing department of the City of Johannesburg. PHOTO: ANTONIO MUCHAVE

South Africa has announced that 205 people are now infected with respiratory coronavirus 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 the 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.

Source: BBC

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