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South Africa confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

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As COVID-19 cases in Africa near one million, South Africa has confirmed more than half a million cases.

The Ministry of Health in South Africa confirmed 10,107 new cases of the virus rising the total confirmed cases to 503,290.

Five months ago South Africa confirmed its first case of the virus and have so far tested over 3 million people.The number of deaths stand at 8,153 as Africa a whole has recorded 19,752 deaths so far.

The news comes a time when the country has eased some of the restrictions it had put in place so as to open the economy.

Three months ago, a lock down which had been imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa saw the spread of the virus cut down and the numbers were stabalized.

The new cases from an opened economy is just an example of what WHO warned African countries recently.The attributed to poor social distancing in some of densely populated area in Africa.

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