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South Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

FILE PHOTO: A Stranded commuter walks at a deserted Baragwanath taxi rank during a protest by the South African minibus taxi operators against the government's financial relief package to the taxi industry, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Soweto, South Africa, June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Johannesburg, August 8 (Reuters) - South Africa’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. Africa’s most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, pushing the total to 503,290, the ministry said. Just ...

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Coronavirus: South African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers during lockdown

A South African police officer forcing people to disperse and observe the safety distance as they queue outside a supermarket in Yeoville, Johannesburg, on March 28, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

Johannesburg, March 28 (AFP) - South African police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown on Saturday (March 28) fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queueing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, an AFP photographer said. Between 200 and 300 people gathered outside a popular grocery store, Shoprite, early Saturday in Yeoville, a crime-prone area in Johannesburg's gritty central business district on day ...

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