South Africa now has more than 300 000 cases of contamination by the new coronavirus, announced on Wednesday the health authorities.
This country, the most affected by the pandemic on the african continent, has ” reached a cumulative total of 311 049-confirmed cases of COVID-19 “, said the minister of Health Zweli Mkhize in a statement.
Moreover, this disease was 107 people dead, according to figures provided Wednesday, bringing to 4453 the number of people who have died after having contracted since its emergence in South Africa.
The president of south africa Cyril Ramaphosa has decided on Sunday to réimposer a night-time curfew after the restrictions imposed in march to try to stop the epidemic had been partially lifted in may.
“Now we face a real increase in (the number) of the contamination,” pointed out Wednesday, the head of the State, warning against a growing pressure on the health system.
To alleviate this, it was again suspended, on Sunday, the sale of alcohol.
“As we head towards the peak of the contamination, it is vital that we do surchargions not our clinics and our hospitals with injuries related to alcohol that could have been prevented “, had then explained to Mr Ramaphosa in a televised speech.