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Over 50,000 tested in South Africa Coronavirus testing centres as 67 centres open

One week into South Africa’s nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and it is tempting – dangerously tempting – to breathe a sigh of relief.

After all, look at how much has already been achieved. More than 50,000 people have been tested, and 67 mobile testing units have been organised.

There are even drive-through testing centres. Soon the country will be able to test 30,000 people every day. To date, only five deaths from the virus have been confirmed. About 1,400 have tested positive for Covid-19.

South Africa seems to have acted faster, more efficiently, and more ruthlessly than many other countries around the world.

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