South Africa’s COVID-19 cases rises to 900

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The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa on Thursday rose to 900, President Cyril Ramaphosa says as the country prepares to institute a lockdown.

“We now have more than 900 people who are infected and we fear that it might rise even much further than that.

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Earlier, the country had reported 709 confirmed cases of the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.

(dpa/NAN)