The South African Inter-Ministerial Committee members are briefing the media on the 6th day of the 21-day lockdown declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

South Africa has over 1 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has registered five deaths.

Earlier, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize launched COVID-19 mobile sampling and testing units. In light of the increasing incidence of COVID-19 local transmissions, it has become necessary to scale up the capacity of testing citizens across the country.

To this end The National Health Laboratory service has procured 60 mobile sampling and testing units to be deployed nationwide to all districts and metropolitan municipalities.