Watch it again: Ramaphosa addresses the nation over covid-19 outbreak (video)

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation over the outbreak of covid-19. The number of cases in South Africa rose to 51 on Sunday.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that an urgent meeting with provincial MECs and HODs for Health was held last night to “discuss the situational analysis of each province as more Covid-19 cases are being confirmed”. The meeting also identified the need to strengthen “contact tracing” – people who will identify, track and test all those who had come into contact with confirmed cases.

Cabinet met on Sunday to discuss the outbreak in South Africa.

(via SABC Digital News)

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