South Africa reimposes lockdown restrictions as COVID-19 cases surpass 300,000


South Africa has reimposed lockdown restrictions after COVID-19 cases in the country surpassed 300,000.

The government said it was reintroducing the lockdown restrictions to combat the soaring numbers in the worst-hit country in Africa with over a quarter of a million people infected.

South Africa, arguably Africa’s most developed country, is already showing signs of being overwhelmed by the pandemic – an ominous outlook for the rest of the continent of 1.3 billion people.

The government insists it is trying to revive the economy – while at the same time protecting lives.

The government reimposed a ban on alcohol sales this week, with the aim being to slow the spread to free up more badly needed hospital beds.

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