South Africa sees surge in COVID-19 as restrictions lifted

The lifting of the lockdown and social distancing measures has caused a surge of coronavirus infections in South Africa. The total number of cases is now approaching 210,000 and the number of deaths is over 3,300. This makes South Africa the country with the second highest number of deaths, behind Egypt, and the largest number of cases on the continent. The numbers are expected to peak in July and August, particularly in Gauteng, the country’s industrial hub—where the sharp increases in cases could overwhelm the province’s health system—as well as…

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Africa Covid19 Healthcare 

South Africa completes 2 million COVID-19 tests with record daily surge in cases

South Africa has completed over 2 million tests for COVID-19 amid a record high single-day surge in cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said Thursday Of 2,000,569 tests completed, 56,170 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said in his daily update. “This is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans,” said Mkhize. As mass community testing has been gaining momentum, South Africa also saw rapid rises in confirmed cases and virus-related deaths. As of Thursday, a total of 238,339 cases were reported…

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South Africa to start continent’s first coronavirus vaccine pilot

South Africa plans to roll out the continent’s first coronavirus vaccine trial this week, according to the university leading the pilot, as the country grapples with the highest number of coronavirus cases in Africa. The vaccine candidate, developed by the Oxford Jenner Institute in the United Kingdom, is already being evaluated there, where 4,000 participants have signed up for the trial. In South Africa, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) is collaborating with the University of Oxford and the Oxford Jenner Institute in the trial of the vaccine known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19.…

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South Africa: Farm Attack Victim Speaks Out In Court

Even after being tortured and raped in front of her own children by a Black, this White female still, regretfully, fails to completely break out of her mental programming/prison; and quotes multiracialist Communist Nelson Mandela in useless hope that it will enhance the behavior of Blacks made even more hate-crazed toward Whites than ever by anti-White propaganda. Racial separation is the only solution. MY great-grandfather, grandpa and dad were all farmers. I wed a farmer whose family have farmed their land for 3 generations. It is with deep unhappiness that…

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South Africa had its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases

South Africa has hit a number of concerning landmarks in its tracking of the spread of the coronavirus – including the largest daily jump in cases seen to-date, and two further provinces hitting over 10,000 cases. According to the latest figures published by the health department and health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, as of 14 June 2020, the country has 70,038 confirmed cases of Covid-19. This reflects a daily jump of 4,302 new‬ cases from the 65,736 infections on Saturday when the country recorded 3,809 new cases. The minister announced…

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