President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to address the nation on the outcome and decisions of a special Cabinet meeting regarding the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Sunday at 6pm.

The total number of infected cases now stands at 51.
















In a statement on Saturday, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said the meeting will explore ways of intensifying the country’s response to the outbreak.

One of the expected announcements is possibly a travel ban. Cabinet may further consider a recommendation that South Africans returning from high risk countries be in quarantine for 14 days.

With the numbers rising, for now, all the reported cases seem to be found in people who recently arrived from Europe.


Below is a timeline on the confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa. 

In the video below, the SABC focuses on the cabinet meeting in Pretoria on preventative measures expected to be taken by the country’s leadership on the coronavirus outbreak.