South Africa

As at Monday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1 686 - an increase of 31 from the previously reported cases, with one new death reported.

The North West is set to intensify its mass screening of COVID-19 and contact tracing programmes this week as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will from Wednesday, 8 April, accept applications from distressed small-scale farmers, who need financial relief from the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The KwaZulu-Natal province has created a One Stop Business Portal to assist entrepreneurs to weather the wrath of the Coronavirus on the economy.

South African Airways (SAA) has concluded an agreement with the Brazilian government to charter a flight to return Brazilian nationals back to their home country today.

The Gauteng Health Department has urged pregnant women, children and the elderly to present themselves for their annual flu vaccination.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has appealed to municipalities throughout the country to refrain from abruptly cutting water supply to residents.

Contact tracing has received a boost with Traditional Health Practitioners (THPs) joining government efforts to fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that as of Sunday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1 655, with 11 confirmed deaths.

A total of 1 482 water tanks have been delivered to various parts of Gauteng to ameliorate protracted water shortages in communities and avert their susceptibility to the spread of Coronavirus.

The North West Department of Health has taken a decision to put all confirmed COVID-19 patients and their contacts under its supervision to avoid further spread of the virus.

Police Minister Bheki Cele has welcomed the dramatic reduction in serious and violent crimes during the lockdown to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South African Police Services (SAPS) have arrested a 23-year-old man in Pretoria for allegedly contravening the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act 2002.

As the country enters the second week of the 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, law enforcement agencies have called on communities and various organisations to refrain from taking the law into their own hands to enforce the Disaster Management Regulations.

South Africa now has nine deaths associated with COVID-19, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Saturday.


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