South Africa's government enforced a strict lockdown and virus outbreak tracing through extensive screening as precautionary measures. Nevertheless, tests and supplies scarcity limits cases detention.
With a 58 million population, then daily new cases average went from 1,000 to 8,000 from May to July. In Gauteng, South Africa's most densely populated province, authorities recorded 81,546 COVID-19 cases, the highest contagion toll.
"It's no longer a matter of announcing numbers of confirmed cases. We are now at a point where it's our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, close friends and comrades that are infected," Mkhize said.
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