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South Africa confirms six new cases of coronavirus

Six new confirmed cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed in South Africa and they all involve people who had traveled to Europe.

Thirteen people have now tested positive in South Africa, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

The new cases are a 33-year-old woman who had been in Italy; a 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman who had been in Germany.

Others are a 57-year-old man who had been in Austria and Italy; a 40-year-old man who had been in Portugal; and a 36-year-old man who had been in multiple countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey.


“Some of these patients are already in hospital, while some, specifically those who are asymptomatic, are in self-quarantine,” the institute said in a statement.

Experts consider Africa to be at high risk due to its close links with China – the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic – and the weak health systems that many African countries have.

But outbreaks have been rather limited on the continent so far.

More than 110,000 people have been infected worldwide so far.

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Gift Adene is an Entertainment and Society News writer, a Chronicler of celebrities and King of Rumor Has it. Gift holds a BSC in Computer Science from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), and MSC in Information and Communications Technology from NOU. He is a Machine Learning and Data Science enthusiast, a ProBlogger, Digital Marketer and social media savvy. Gift loves Python Programming Language, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Address: Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Email: [email protected]

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