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Global Statistics

CountryTotal CasesNew CasesTotal DeathsTotal Recovered
USA644,089 28,52948,708
Spain180,659 18,81270,853
Italy165,155 21,64538,092
France147,863 17,16730,955
Germany134,753 3,80472,600
South Africa2,506+9134410
Mozambique29+1 2
Eswatini15  8
Botswana13 1 

The total number of cases has surpassed 2 million and now stands at 2,083,326 with a death toll of 134,616 globally. 

South Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases have increased to with 91 to 2,506 with seven new deaths, taking the death tally to 34. 

Cases in Zimbabwe rose from 18 to 23 with the death toll still at 3. A total of 716 tests have been conducted to date.  Bulawayo has the highest number of confirmed cases with 10 and Harare has 8. 

A new strategy by the Ministry of Health and Child Care has been put in place to test a total of 33 000 individuals for Covid-19 by the 30th of April 2020. Testing will be done using PCR for both screening and diagnosis and Rapid Diagnostic Tests. 

The number of positive cases in Zambia and Mozambique increased by 3 and 1 respectively. 

Lockdown Restrictions• Denmark has reopened schools and nurseries for children up to the age of 11• Germany has announced that social distancing rules will stay in place until at least 3 May, but as of next week shops under a certain size could open their doors and schools will gradually start to reopen from 4 May.• Construction and manufacturing work is back under way in Spain• Thousands of smaller shops in Austria reopened on Tuesday, and the country will allow outdoor sport such as tennis, golf and athletics from 1 May• Some regions in Italy have reopened bookshops and children’s clothing stores

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France, however, has extended its lockdown measures for four more weeks until 11 May. Belgium will maintain its restrictions until at least 3 May.

And in Russia, veterans groups have called for President Vladimir Putin to postpone the World War Two 75th anniversary victory parade planned for 9 May, because of the risk it could pose to participants.

India, the world’s second-most populous country after China, extended its nationwide lockdown until May 3 as the number of coronavirus cases crossed 10,000.

Health and Wellness Tip of the Day

Protect your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak• Limit the news and be careful what you read-There is a lot of misinformation going around – stay informed by sticking to trusted sources of information such as government and trusted websites• Have breaks from social media and mute things which are triggering

Metal Prices 16/04/2020



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