UPDATE: Coronavirus cases in SA rise to 61

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa now stands at 51. Gareth Edwards speaks to Health ministry spokesperson Popo Maja. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the number of people infected with the coronavirus has risen to 61.

Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday night as he announced South Africa's plans to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

READ: Coronavirus cases in South Africa rise to 38

The president has declared the pandemic a national disaster.

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