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SA now has 150 confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus now stands at 150, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday afternoon. 

The latest numbers have risen by 34 from Wednesday’s 116 confirmed cases, which were announced by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. 

Ramaphosa made the announcement of the latest infections during a meeting with religious leaders in Pretoria on Thursday. 

Ramaphosa declared a national disaster on Sunday and on Wednesday, Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gazetted new regulations which will be used to deal with the coronavirus and those who may refuse testing or treatment. 

Ramaphosa declared a national disaster on Sunday and on Wednesday, Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gazetted new regulations which will be used to deal with the coronavirus and those who may refuse testing or treatment. 

Under new regulations, no one within the country is allowed to refuse testing or treatment for coronavirus. 

The regulations also placed a ban on alcohol sales at clubs, pubs, restaurants and liquor stores between 6pm and 9am between Monday and Saturday, and between 1pm and 9am on Sundays and public holidays. 

The regulations also said people who intentionally infected others with coronavirus or spread fake news about the virus, could be fined and/or imprisoned for up to six months.

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