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More cases of infected people: South Africa begin door-to-door test

The number of affected people with coronavirus is increasing in South Africa. The health situation after the first preventive measures yields low outcomes in curbing the spread of coronavirus. While the death toll is rising and more people infected, the government is making new decisions.

In South Africa, it’s apparent that the previous preventive measures are not the entire solution for preventing the spread of coronavirus. Now, the country has the highest number of cases of Covid-19 on the African continent, with more than 1, 353 cases recorded to date.

The government has, therefore, decided to launch an aggressive pandemic screening program. However, after five recorded deaths in the country, the authorities device another means: going door to door to screen people for coronavirus.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday evening that at least 10,000 officers would be going door-to-door in the coming days to do home screening tests. The country is already observing a 21-day lockdown aimed at stemming the deadly lung virus.

Recalled that security operatives used rubber bullet to disperse people at supermarkets, and dozens of people were arrested for violating the order to stay at home.

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