The rand fell for the third day running on Thursday and was the third-worst performing among emerging-market currencies as investors worry about the spread of the coronavirus.

At 5.24pm, the rand had weakened 1.05% to R15.12534/$, 1.05% to R16.35530/€ and 0.70% to R19.47987/£. The euro was flat at $1.08136.

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