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South Africa – Covid19 Updates -Numbers increasing ,Community screening rolls out.

COVID-19 infections are increasing  South Africa .Till17 April 2783 cases were reported which increased to 3034 cases on 18th April .Total 108021 tests have been conducted till 18th April & 52 Deaths have been reported in South Africa due to COVID-19 infection.Its the biggest daily increase.Numbers might increase further as community screening is rolling out in South Africa .Thousands of community health care workers are being sent into villages and towns to screen people and refer those with symptoms for testing.

Trained field healthcare workers will use simple, verbal health-related questions to identify people who may require testing. These healthcare workers will be identifiable by their uniforms and ID cards.By catching small community outbreaks and isolating cases, the South African response hopes to stop small flare-ups from turning into large wildfires of infection.South Africa detected its first novel coronavirus infection on 5 March. On 15 March, the country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, declared a national state of emergency banning visitors from high-risk countries, stopping large gatherings, closing more than half of its land borders, and shutting schools. On 27 March the country started a 21-day lockdown, closing all borders and confining everyone except those performing essential services to their homes except to buy groceries and medicine or to collect welfare payments.

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