A woman wearing a disposable white beard mask, to protect against coronavirus, stands outside the entrance of a shopping supermarket in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, March 26, 2020. In just hours South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21-days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

165 new Covid-19 infections in SA

CAPE TOWN- Covid-19 infections in South Africa have increased by 165, bringing the total to 3465.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize made the announcement at a press briefing held in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.

Mkhize said the Eastern Cape has seen a rapid rise in the number of cases. He said the biggest risk of spread identified in the Eastern Cape was the cultural practices at funerals. 

Meanwhile, the death toll still stands at 58.


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