#PODCAST: South Africa's COVID-19 cases spike to 554 with 2 patients in ICU

By Newsbreak Producer, Shanell Daniel - Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the number of confirmed Covid19 infections in South Africa has risen to 554 - with two patients currently in ICU at private hospitals. Last night President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21 day national lockdown, starting at midnight on Thursday, to help curve the spread of the coronavirus. During a media briefing this morning in Pretoria, Zweli mentioned that the provinces are opening up extra beds to accomodate to the treatment and admission of those who are infected with Covid19. He says the country is currently well-supplied with respirators and hospital equipment...