UPDATE: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize subsequently announced that SA’s apparent first case of local transmission was a false positive. The man had been re-tested and was negative, taking SA’s tally down to 16, he said at a media briefing on Thursday evening.  

SA has confirmed its first case of local transmission of the novel coronavirus, a 32-year old man from Free State who came into contact with a Chinese businessperson, health minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Thursday...

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