A growing number of health-care workers have been infected by Covid-19, health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Saturday evening, as the national tally rose to 1,187. Among them is a 70-year-old doctor, who is in intensive care in the Free State.

A total of 13 health-care workers, including 11 doctors, have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, but none appeared to have been infected by patients, he said in a statement issued as SA neared the end of the second day of the three-week national lockdown ordered by President Cyril Ramaphosa to try and curb the spread of the disease...

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