South Africa records more than 20,000 new Covid-19 cases for second straight day
For the first time. South Africa has recorded more than 20,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day. The Health Ministry says it's due to receive a million vaccine doses from India this month. Non some Maseko reports from Johannesburg. South Africa recorded the deadliest day with more than 840 coronavirus related fatalities yesterday. This comes off the back of an urgent meeting called by President Cyril Ramaphosa to look into the possibility off even tougher lockdown measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Africa's worst hit country. But legal challenges to prevent the government from imposing is stricter lockdown have been filed in various courts and you variant, which was identified by scientists in South Africa and formally announced by the government late last month. Is thought to be driving the new wave of infections.