Scientists in South Africa say they have sequenced the coronavirus genome in the country and this will assist South Africa in tracking the local spread of COVID-19.
The High court in Johannesburg has dismissed an urgent application brought by two Wits University students to interdict the immediate closure of student residences.
Wits University says the medical student who was quarantined has just tested positive for the coronavirus – but the National Health Department has yet to confirm the case.
Eight more cases of the COVID-19 infection have been recorded in South Africa, bringing the total to 24.
Wits University has cancelled some medical school classes after it was found that a student came into contact with a person who has coronavirus.