South Africa coronavirus cases reach 1,505

first_imgResidents look out of the window as a worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant to sanitise parts of the Alexandra’s Madala Men’s Hostel during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Alexandra, South Africa April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Residents look out of the window as a worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant to sanitise parts of the Alexandra’s Madala Men’s Hostel during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Alexandra, South Africa April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYSouth Africa has confirmed another 43 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 1,505, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Friday.Mkhize also reported two more deaths; an 80-year-old man who died on 1 April and an 81-year-old woman who died on 2 April.He said there were two more cases that were under investigation and, if confirmed, would take the country’s official Covid-19 death to nine.Mkhize said there was a question over the value of testing people, when over 50,000 tests had revealed a relatively small 1,500 cases.“It is worth the effort even if we test several million people but only find a couple of thousand cases … because the devastation of a Covid-19 outbreak that is unmanaged and uncontrolled is far worse than the cost of testing many people,” he said. “We need many more people being tested.”Related South Africa budget expectations FOCAC: People-to-people exchangescenter_img South Africa Rastafarianslast_img read more

I’m staying at Roma! Man City and Chelsea target rules out summer move

first_img1 Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, who has been targeted by Chelsea and Manchester City, has informed the Italian club’s supporters he intends to stay at the Stadio Olimpico.Morocco international Benatia had a superb maiden season at Roma, playing a key role as they secured a second-place finish in Serie A and qualification for the Champions League.He subsequently courted attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with City, Chelsea and Barcelona among his admirers.The 27-year-old, formerly of Udinese, was reportedly keen on seeking pastures new but he could now be set to stay in the Eternal City.Speaking to a group of Roma supporters, who unfurled a banner in support of him at the club’s training camp in Trigoria, he said: “Thanks for the affection. I think I will stay here.” Mehdi Benatia last_img read more