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.”