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COVID-19 in South Africa: govt shuts land borders

by Kunle Awosiyan

President OF SOUTH AFRICA Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that its land borders will be closed to most travellers until 15 February, in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

In a televised address on Monday night, President Ramaphosa said the pandemic in South Africa is currently at its most devastating, with infection numbers far exceeding the peak experienced in the first wave.

He said there have been nearly ONE HUNDRED AND THOUSANDS reported infections since New Year’s Day, and there are currently more than FIFTEEN THOUSANDS people in hospital with Covid-19.
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Many restrictions put in place at the end of December will be extended.

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