South Africa Reaches Coronavirus Peak, President Says

August 17, 2020 01:00 PM
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South Africa, with the continent’s highest burden of COVID-19, has reached the peak of the pandemic, the president and top health officials say. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a loosening of restrictions but noted that he is not yet breathing a sigh of relief. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg on how the nation reached this milestone.

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