After Early Success, South Africa Buckles Under Coronavirus Surge
South Africa took early preventative measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the country, however, the country is now battling one of the worst outbreaks in the world at the moment. The current outbreak is the world’s fastest-growing currently, and is overpowering hospitals. The outbreak has also caused a huge increase in the country’s death toll.
After public schools partially reopened in early June, they will close again starting today as the country enters a peak infection period. Expert models predict that the outbreak could last until September. South Korea now has 434,200 COVID-19 cases, which is the fifth-highest toll despite the country’s size.