South Africa now has 554 confirmed cases of COVID-19 24th of March 2020. There has been an increase of 152 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. There have been 12 815 tests conducted. 2000 of those test have been in public health care.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that South Africans must allow themselves to be tested and that all must comply with this. He asks the public to adhere to the measures put in place as it is for the good of the country.
There are a few measures that are not effective against the coronavirus and that can be very harmful. These are:
- Self-medication such as antibiotics
- Wearing more than one mask
- Traditional herbal remedies