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Nationwide lockdown for South Africa from Thursday midnight

President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a nationwide lockdown from midnight, Thursday 26 March.

The lockdown will last for 21 days.

The president believes the infections rate will climb in South Africa.

Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday after South Africa confirmed 402 positive cases of COVID-19.

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in South Africa, the government is stepping up efforts to enforce the state of national disaster.

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In Other News – Nigeria reports first coronavirus death

Nigeria on Monday reported its first death from coronavirus as confirmed cases of infections in Africa’s most populous nation climbed further. The 1st Covid-19 death in Nigeria has been recorded,” the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control wrote on Twitter.


“The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK. He had underlying medical conditions – multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy. The agency said the confirmed number of infections in Nigeria had now risen to 36, with cases registered in largest city Lagos, the capital Abuja and four other states. read more

Source – eNCA

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