South Africa closes border as Covid-19 cases rise

– – South Africa’s has announced the closure of its borders till February 15 to curb the spread of coronavirus. In a televised address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the number of infections has exceeded the peak experienced in the first wave. There have been nearly 190,000 reported infections since New Year’s Day, and there are currently more than 15,000 people in hospital with Covid-19. The province of KwaZulu Natal has seen the most cases per head of population in recent weeks, but Mr Ramaphosa said infection numbers in Gauteng are growing exponentially and are expected…

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