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COVID-19 in SA: Cases rise to 1170


The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen to 1170 The virus has killed one person in the Western Cape.

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Ministers from government’s COVID-19 National Command Council updated the nation in Pretoria.

South Africa has begun a 21-day national lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. The Department of Health says the WHO estimates that it may take a minimum of 18 months to have a vaccine confirmed.

South African institutions are also participating in the global research program in search of a solution to the COVID-19, under the guidance of WHO. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

In other news – Buhle Samuels Covid-19 joke gets her in trouble on Twitter

Buhle Samuels‘ attempt at humour during these uncertain Covid-19 times has backfired. On Twitter, the Muvhango actress said she thought some positives would come from the 21-day lockdown, which takes effect at midnight on Thursday and ends on April 16.

Buhle Samuels

I think one of the positive things that will come from the Covid-19 lockdown is no crime for a whole 21 days! It is said a habit can be formed/broken in 21 days, let’s hope thieves can learn better ways to behave in society! Read more

Source: eNCA