South Africa – Coronavirus 150 – where are they in SA?

The number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus now stands at 150.   The latest figures have risen by 34 from Wednesday’s 116 confirmed cases.     Tans is daar 150 positiewe gevalle, wat beteken dit het sedert Woensdag gestyg vanaf 116 bevestigde gevalle.

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Coronavirus | Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on measures to curb COVID-19

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On Wednesday 18 March, the number of cases stood at 116, with a total of 12 local transmissions.
Here’s the breakdown of the new cases reported on Wednesday 18 March:

18 March 2020 – 116
https://www.gov.za/speeches/dr-zweli-mkhize-confirms-116-more-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-south-africa-18-mar-2020-0000

14 March 2020 –
https://www.gov.za/speeches/dr-zweli-mkhize-confirms-latest-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-south-africa-14-mar-2020-0000

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Here’s the breakdown of the new cases reported on Tuesday 17 March:

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Here’s the breakdown of the 11 latest cases that were confirmed by the Health Dept on Monday 16 March:

WESTERN CAPE: 2 new cases

  • A 39-year-old male who travelled to Canada.
  • A 15-year-old male who travelled to France.

GAUTENG: 7 new cases

  • A 33-year-old male who travelled to Spain.
  • A 68-year-old female who travelled to Austria.
  • A 30-year-old male who had travelled to India
  • A 39-year-old male who had travelled to the US
  • A 43-year-old female who had travelled to the US
  • A 50-year-old male who had travelled to France and the UK
  • A 37-year-old male who had travelled to the US, Dubai and Mexico

LIMPOPO: 1 case

  • A 29-year-old male who had travelled to France and the Netherlands.

MPUMALANGA: 1 case

  • A 55-year-old male who had travelled to France.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed South Africans from the Union Buildings on Sunday evening, confirming that there are now local transmissions being investigated.
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Earlier on Sunday, the figure stood at 51 after the Health Department announced that an additional 13 cases were recorded on top of the 14 patients confirmed on Saturday.

On Friday, South Africa’s confirmed positive cases stood at 24. They have more than doubled over the weekend.

Here’s the breakdown of the 13 cases that were announced by the Health Dept on Sunday 15 March:

WESTERN CAPE: 5 cases

  • A 35-year-old female who had travelled to Germany and Austria
  • A 42-year-old female who had travelled to Spain, Switzerland and the UK
  • A 50-year-old male who had travelled to the Netherlands
  • A 33-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland
  • A 35-year-old male who had travelled to Austria

GAUTENG: 7 cases

  • A 60-year-old male who had travelled to Iran
  • A 36-year-old male who had travelled to the UK
  • A 54-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland
  • A 27-year-old male who had travelled to the UK
  • A 21-year-old female who had travelled to Germany
  • A 53-year-old female who had travelled to Germany
  • A 29-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

KWAZULU-NATAL: 1 case

  • A 34-year-old male who had travelled to the UK

 

Here’s the breakdown of the 14 cases that were announced on Saturday 14 March:

WESTERN CAPE: 6 cases

  • A 27-year-old male who had travelled to Brazil
  • A 33-year-old female who had travelled to France
  • A 49-year-old male who had travelled to France and Italy
  • A 14-year-old female who had travelled to the US and Dubai
  • A 73-year-old male who had travelled to the UK
  • A 32-year-old male who had travelled to the UK

GAUTENG: 7 cases

  • A 76-year-old male who had travelled to the UK and the US
  • A 72-year-old female who had travelled to the UK and the US
  • A 47-year-old male who had travelled to the UK and the US
  • A 52-year-old male who had travelled to Germany
  • A 38-year-old male who had travelled to the Netherlands and Germany
  • A 62-year-old male who had travelled to the Netherlands
  • A 19-year-old female who had travelled to France and Italy

KZN: 1 case

  • A 47-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

Health authorities say that contact tracing is underway.

http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/377740/coronavirus-sa-cases-updates-covid-19

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President Cyril Ramaphosa implemented travel bans with immediate effect after declaring the Covid-19 outbreak a national disaster.

President Cyril Ramaphosa implemented travel bans with immediate effect after declaring the Covid-19 outbreak a national disaster.

Ramaphosa addressed the nation from the Union Buildings on government’s plans to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country following an urgent Cabinet meeting on Sunday.

Ramaphosa announced that there are now 61 cases of the novel virus in the country, including local transmissions.

 

These are the key measures announced by the President in his address on Sunday evening:

  • Coronavirus pandemic declared a national state of disaster.
  • Schools will be closed on Wednesday 18 March until after the Easter weekend. The mid-year holidays will be made a week shorter to compensate for this.
  • There will be a travel ban on foreign nationals from high risk countries, including Italy, US, China and Iran, with immediate effect.
  • Visas from high risk countries will be cancelled.
  • From Monday, 35 land ports will be shut down.
  • Effective immediately, all non-essential travel for all spheres of government outside the country prohibited.
  • Gatherings of more than 100 people will be prohibited.
  • Government will cancel all mass celebrations planned for the upcoming national public holidays, including Human Rights Day.
  • Visits to correctional services will be suspended for 30 days.
  • South Africans discouraged from non-essential domestic travel on all transport modes.
  • Government will make funding available to support the critical sectors affected by the virus.

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