Ramaphosa confirms 20 COVID-19 deaths in South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa
Cyril Ramaphosa

On his Good Friday message to the nation, President Ramaphosa also confirmed the additional 2 deaths of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus in South Africa, making total to 20.

“In the rich countries of the North and the developing South, governments struggle to cope with rising infections. In South Africa, nearly 2,000 people have become infected with the virus, and 20 have tragically lost their lives.” Reads the letter from the President.

The number marks two additional death cases from the last stats Minister of Health Dr. Zweli Mkhize gave.

Ramaphosa wished South Africans a Good Friday in the midst of the disaster the country is in, while also ensuring citizens that the country will overcome the pandemic.

“This is a time of great trial for our country. We will at times find ourselves and our very faith sorely tested. Yet we know that the harshest of tests pushes us to persevere and to prevail. Working together, side by side, we will weather this storm and we shall overcome. Humanity will rise again.” says the President.

South Africans will have to endure an extra 14 days of lockdown after the initial 21 days as announced by the President on Thursday evening.