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Cyril Ramaphosa, South African President wearing a mask. File
Gulf Today Report
South Africa on Tuesday has prohibited sales of drinks and has made masks compulsory in public places due to warning.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that pandemics far more deadly than COVID-19 lies ahead.
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"We have let down our guard, and unfortunately we are now paying the price," said South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday.
Ramphosa added that data showed "excessive alcohol consumption" played a part in the spike of the cases.
As greater Melbourne passed the halfway point of a lockdown initially intended to last six weeks, Premier Daniel Andrews said the state would be stuck in "limbo" unless it could cut the infection rate.
Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million, according to an AFP tally.
South Africa is the hardest-hit country in Africa with at least 521,318 infections diagnosed so far, accounting for more than half the continent's cases.
Governments around the world are trying to stop the spread of the disease while scrambling for ways to relieve pressure on their economies, which are facing a historic downturn with millions pushed into unemployment.
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Officials said 13 people were injured, two of them seriously. Many of the victims were vacationers visiting the tourist region.