Mkhize projects more COVID-19 cases by Friday

File: Health minister Zweli Mkhize.

File: Health minister Zweli Mkhize.

Zweli Mkhize/twitter/@DrZweliMkhize

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the number of COVID-19 cases is most likely to exceed 200 by Friday.

On Thursday, 34 more cases were confirmed, pushing the national total to 150.

As a result, strict restrictions on public gatherings have come into effect.

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula also announced a total ban on cruise ships entering South African harbours.

This is a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Worldwide, 213 thousand people have been infected with coronavirus, more than 8,000 have died, but over 84,000 have recovered.

READ: Second COVID-19 case at UCT

China has recorded no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19.

But, it has imported 34 cases, mainly from Spain and Britain.

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