Underground production at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine in South Africa will remain closed until further notice after 53 employees tested positive for the coronavirus, a provincial health department said in a statement on Sunday.
South Africa has recorded nine more deaths from COVID-19 pushing the death toll from the virus to 247.
A South African Airways (SAA) flight with 200 South Africans are expected to arrive at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg later on Sunday.
Africa now has 31 168 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The latest statistics from the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention also reveal that more than 1 300 people have succumbed to the illness.
The latest statistics from the Africa Centre for Disease Control also reveal that more than 1 300 people have succumbed to the illness.
The African National Congress (ANC) has expressed its gratitude to South Africans for uniting in the fight against coronavirus.
The Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize says people attending funerals are at risk of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) due to cultural behaviours and rituals observed at such funerals. He says people don’t observe social distancing at funerals despite the messages encouraging them to do so to prevent the spread of the virus.
South Africa’s epidemic trajectory – related to COVID-19 is unique, compared to other countries. Medical experts have suggested that the actual course of the virus has decreased due to the effectiveness of the government’s measure. Suggestions are that since the lockdown was implemented on March the 26th, the number of cases appears to be stabilising.
Coronavirus has claimed 399 lives in Africa.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she believes that the 21-day national lockdown will yield positive results in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.