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There are now more than 1.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus cross the world, with the United States and the United Kingdom suffering the highest number of deaths in a single day since the outbreak began.
More than 300,000 people have recovered to date.
In countries including South Korea and New Zealand, there is evidence that lockdowns, testing, monitoring and quarantines can help slow the spread of the virus.
New Zealand has recorded its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly three weeks, reporting on 29 new cases, the fourth successive daily drop. The country is halfway through a month-long national lockdown
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa stands at 1 845 which is an increase of 96 from Tuesday’s figures. The nation recorded the highest number of deaths of 5, raising the total death toll to 18. 12 of the 18 people are men.
One more death was recorded in Zimbabwe raising the death toll to 3. There are still 11 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.
Mozambique now has 17 confirmed cases which is an increase by 7, from 10 that were recorded the day before. There has been no death recorded.
Eswatini also witnessed an increase in the number of cases from 10 to 12 with no death recorded.
Zambia’s statistics remain unchanged with 39 cases and one death.
Analyst’s grim view of mining after lockdown: ‘Pain’ for most companies, some won’t survive
Overall, mining companies in South Africa will have to take a “fair amount of pain” as they battle the impact of a 21-day lockdown, while some may not survive at all, an industry expert has warned. Mergence Corporate Solutions mining director Peter Major believes platinum mines, coal mines and iron ore and manganese mines stand a fighting chance once the crisis is over. “They’ve been through the mill. They have strong balance sheets and can afford to go offline for three weeks,” he told Fin24.
According to the Reserve Bank’s latest Monetary Policy Review, published on Monday, the coronavirus crisis could see the production side of the economy, which includes the mining sector, contract by 2.6%.
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