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South Africa: Confirmed 927 COVID-19 Cases in SA

The confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen by 218 – bringing the total number of cases to 927.

The Ministry of Health released the latest figures on Thursday afternoon. Gauteng has the highest number of cases with 409 people testing positive for the virus.

The Western Cape has 229 cases, KwaZulu-Natal has 134, Free State 49, North West five, Mpumalanga nine, Limpopo six, Eastern Cape five and Northern Cape two. There’s 79 unallocated cases.

Teleconference with AU Bureau

As the number of COVID-19 cases increase around the world, President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the African Union Chair hosted a teleconference with the members of the AU Bureau to coordinate the continent’s approach to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The leaders agreed to establish the Africa Coronavirus Fund, a solidarity fund which will help countries that are going to be in need.

“We were able to raise 17 million dollars amongst the various countries. Africa has a clear position — to address this disease from a unified point of view. We agreed that no single country in the continent should try to tackle this alone.

“We should have a coordinated approach and work together, share information and heighten communications so that we know exactly what each country is doing about COVID-19,” President Ramaphosa said.

The leaders on the continent agreed that all five regions should establish a task force that will work together, including the Ministers of health, to tackle the pandemic.