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22-May-2020 to 08:03

S/Africa: ‘Save water to fight pandemic’ - Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans should use water sparingly to fight against the coronavirus pandemic which requires the constant washing of hands with soap to kill the virus, Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has said.

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22-May-2020 to 07:50

S/Africa’s apex bank slashes repo rate by 50 basis points

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s repo rate has been slashed by 50 basis points to 3.75 percent starting on Friday, South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced.

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21-May-2020 to 15:37

S.Africa: Infant succumbs to COVID-19

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has recorded its first death of an infant due to coronavirus with the passing of a two-day-old child, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday.

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21-May-2020 to 15:30

Over 5,000 stranded S/Africans return home

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has spent US$556,000 on air tickets to repatriate 5,239 stranded nationals from abroad since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in March, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor said on Thursday.

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21-May-2020 to 11:59

Botswana lifts lockdown restrictions, businesses open

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Businesses and schools in Botswana were allowed to reopen on Thursday after the government lifted restrictions imposed under a seven-week lockdown that has been in force since early April.

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20-May-2020 to 14:45

Zambia: COVID-19 headwinds trigger first economic contraction in 20 years

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The Zambian economy is projected to record its first contraction since 1999 as coronavirus headwinds pummel the southern African country whose lifelines are mining and tourism, central bank governor Denny Kalyalya announced on Wednesday.

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20-May-2020 to 14:09

Botswana’s Masisi quarantined after Zimbabwe visit

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been placed on a 14-day quarantine following his visit to neighbouring Zimbabwe on Tuesday for a meeting of the security troika of the Southern African Development Community.

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