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SA’s Coronavirus Case Tally Rises To 51

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has increased to 51.

The health department has announced that an additional 13 cases have been recorded since Friday’s announcement.

This comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa has called an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss a way to contain the spread of the virus.

GAUTENG: 7

⁃A 60-year-old male who had travelled to Iran.

⁃A 36-year-old male who had travelled to the UK

⁃A 54-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

⁃A 27-year-old male who had travelled to the UK

⁃A 21-year-old female who had travelled to Germany

⁃A 53-year-old female who had travelled to Germany

⁃A 29-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

WESTERN CAPE: 5

⁃A 35-year-old female who had travelled to Germany and Austria

⁃A 42-year-old female who had travelled to Spain, Switzerland and the UK

⁃A 50-year-old male who had travelled to the Netherlands

⁃A 33-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

⁃A 35-year-old male who had travelled to Austria

KWAZULU-NATAL: 1

⁃A 34-year-old male who had travelled to the UK

While the President is expected to meet with his cabinet, on Saturday the deputy minister of health Joe Phaahla met with MECs in the nine provinces and their heads of department – the national health council (NHC) – to discuss the situation.

In its statement, the department said there is a need to strengthen the capacity of tracing teams.

“The NHC agreed that in order to minimize the risk of further spread of the virus, contact tracing must be done within 48 hours.”

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