SA now has 85 coronavirus cases

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By: Sello Theletsane

Johannesburg- Department of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced in a statement late on Tuesday night that South Africa now has 85 confirmed Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases.

This comes as the country takes drastic steps to curb a possible coronavirus outbreak with travel restrictions set to be implemented on Wednesday, as well as  closure of school and university.

“It is notable that there are 6 cases of local transmission,” said Mkhize.

He also added that all of the South Africans who returned from Wuhan tested negative for Covid-19.

“We continue to keep them in quarantine for the prescribed period and will thereafter initiate the process of reunifying them with the community.”