South Africa’s COVID-19 infections risen to 150 cases, Ramaphosa

On Thursday afternoon, President Ramaphosa during a meeting with religious leaders in Pretoria briefed the journalists saying the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus now stands at 150.

The country registered 34 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours what brings the overall number to 150 confirmed cases, which were announced by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

Ramaphosa declared a national disaster on Sunday and on Wednesday, Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gazetted new regulations which will be used to deal with the coronavirus and those who may refuse testing or treatment.

Under new regulations, no one within the country is allowed to refuse testing or treatment for coronavirus.

The regulations also placed a ban on alcohol sales at clubs, pubs, restaurants and liquor stores between 6pm and 9am between Monday and Saturday, and between 1pm and 9am on Sundays and public holidays.

The regulations also said people who intentionally infected others with coronavirus or spread fake news about the virus, could be fined and/or imprisoned for up to six months.

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