Gauteng has recorded more than 5 000 new cases in the past 24 hours, to 98 400 confirmed cases on Sunday, followed by the Western Cape at 78 399.
As COVID-19 rips through the country with more than 276 000 cases reported and more than 4 000 deaths on Sunday, the situation looks dire. However, there is good news.
Over the past seven days, KwaZulu-Natal has recorded over 9 000 new COVID-19 cases. This was revealed by Premier Sihle Zikalala in his weekly update on the pandemic.
Revered Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter-in-law and granddaughter have joined him and his son in testing positive for COVID-19, the family said on Sunday, in one of the highest-profile cases of the pandemic sweeping India.
Another three police stations in Limpopo have been temporarily closed for decontamination after police officers tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Political analysts believe Sunday night’s address by President Cyril Ramaphosa will focus on convincing South Africans to take the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic more seriously. President Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20:00 this evening.
Speaker of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipal Council in the Eastern Cape, Alfred Mtsi, has succumbed to COVID19-related complications.
Some Gauteng residents say load shedding has forced them to risk their lives to go into the bushes to collect wood for fire to cook and keep warming.
A fourth member of the North West provincial executive committee has tested positive for the coronavirus. Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation MEC, Virginia Tlhapi, like Premier Job Mokgoro and Public Works MEC Gaoage Molapisi is in self-isolation.
Amitabh Bachchan, one of India’s best known movie stars, has tested positive for COVID-19 together with his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, they said late on Saturday.