Coronavirus In SA: More than 60 percent of people will be infected

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is estimating about 60 to 70-percent of people in any community in South Africa will be infected by COVID-19. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is estimating about 60 to 70-percent of people in any community in South Africa will be infected by COVID-19.

However, he's reassured citizens that not everybody who catches it will fall ill.

Mkhize says the number of infected South Africans is likely to reach 200 on Friday. 

READ: SA's confirmed COVID-19 cases increase to 150

Meanwhile, government has announced several regulations to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The regulations were gazetted late on Wednesday by Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Under the new regulations places that serve alcohol, such as clubs, pubs, restaurants and shebeens will be limited to no more than 50 patrons.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

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The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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eNCA