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US coronavirus cases surges past 100,000 mark

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States hit more than 104,000 early on Saturday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 1,700, pushing the global death toll up to 27,360. Italy, meanwhile, announced 919 new deaths from the[…]

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U.S. has most coronavirus cases in world

The number of U.S. coronavirus infections climbed above 82,000 on Thursday, surpassing the national tallies of China and Italy, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalizations and looming shortages of supplies, staff and sick beds. With medical facilities running low on ventilators and[…]

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First two coronavirus deaths in South Africa

South Africa has recorded its first two deaths due to the novel coronavirus patients, which has already claimed over 24,294 lives across the globe. The national health ministry made the announcement on Friday morning, confirming that the two deaths occurred in the Western Cape, which currently has over 200 coronavirus[…]

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First lockdown arrests made as police raid taverns and clubs

Several people have been arrested for allegedly disregarding South Africa’s lockdown rules that officially kicked in at midnight on Thursday. SABC News reported that the South African Police Service (SAPS) raided taverns and clubs where people were gathering and drinking in the early hours of Friday morning. Last week, President[…]

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Ramaphosa officially deploys army as lockdown is hours away

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially deployed members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to support the police throughout the 21-day national lockdown that will come into effect on midnight Thursday. He earlier announced that the country’s number of confirmed cases now stands at 927. This is 225 more[…]

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