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Watch: Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize clarifies issue on expected spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus

The Western Cape now has a total number of 74 COVID-19 infections, with 18 new infections recorded.
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South African Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize has shed light on the expected spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Minister Mkhize said that between “60% and 70%” of South Africans will be infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus, according to estimations given by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“In any community, 60% to 70% of the community will be affected by the virus. We can’t hide that.

“In South Africa, most of us will have this virus. It doesn’t mean that then it’s going to be a severe disease to all of us. It will be severe to the 20%,” Mkhize said.

The Minister assured the nation that government is working tirelessly to reduce the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and diminish its impact.

Meanwhile, confirmed cases of coronavirus escalated to 240 on Saturday, March 21.

The Western Cape now has a total number of 74 COVID-19 infections, with 18 new infections recorded.

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