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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Reuters.]

South Africa’s health minister on Tuesday reported a rise in coronavirus cases of 143 over the past day, taking the total to 2,415.

Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize provided no update on the number of deaths, which a day earlier stood at 27. The total number of tests conducted so far was 87,022.

“We still have a long way to go,” he told a news conference at Johannesburg airport. “This is not a sprint, this is a marathon.”

He added that a donation of equipment from China that had just landed would help South Africa “in fighting this invisible enemy called COVID-19”.

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South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
2.2% y/y in June 2020 (CPI) & +0.5 y/y in June 2020 (PPI)
-2.0% q/q (1st quarter of 2020)
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