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Coronavirus Daily Infection Rate Drops In South Africa

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COVID-19 Daily Infection Rate Drops In South Africa

South Africa says it has recorded a decline in Coronavirus cases.   The 1,677 recently reported cases are the lowest number in new daily infections since June, declining from a peak of around 15,000 daily infections.

Experts say the data show a continued downward trend and that there’s currently no sign of a “second wave” of infections as lockdown restrictions have been eased countrywide.

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Experts have warned that the current decline in new infections is not an indication that the worst is over. They’ve also warned that the risk of infection remains and that people should stick to health guidelines like social distancing.

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South Africa has conducted three and a half million tests since the country recorded its first case in march.

The total number of fatalities stands at more than 13,000, while recovery rate has increased to more than 80%.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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