South Africa virus cases surge past 100,000

first_imgSouth Africa on Monday said it had over 100,000 coronavirus cases, the highest in the continent, while the number of deaths inched towards 2,000. “As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa has breached the 100 000 mark at 101,590,” the health ministry said.Sixty-one deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 1,991. Topics : South Africa has struggled to set a strategy for dealing with the pandemic.Officials instituted a strict lockdown when the virus first hit in March but they backtracked as the rate of infections increased and opted to reopen most sectors of the economy.Despite an unprecedented $26 billion virus relief package and food parcels, many South Africans have struggled to get by.Under-fire President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted difficulties in balancing public health with saving the nation’s economy, which was already in tatters before the virus.”For a country such as ours, which was already facing an unemployment crisis and weak economic growth, difficult decisions and difficult days lie ahead,” he said in his weekly letter to the public on Monday.”We would urge that the difficult decisions to be taken are taken with care and with due regard to balancing the sustainability of companies and the livelihoods of workers.” The main opposition Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen has threatened legal action if the government refuses to completely end the nationwide lockdown.However, leader of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema said the president had “completely divorced himself from logic” by even partially reopening the economy.Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned that the gradual reopening does not mean the threat of COVID-19 has disappeared.”My fear is that by the time these pockets of society come to realize the severity of the virus, it will be far too late,” he wrote in an opinion piece in Sunday’s papers.The government is due to propose a supplementary budget on Wednesday in the face of the crisis. center_img Despite the grim death toll, data shows that the mortality rate in South Africa is at two percent, while 52.6 percent of virus patients have recovered.The worst-hit area is Western Cape, the coastal province accounting for 1,458 of the country’s deaths and more than half of its infections.According to the World Health Organization, more than half of the continents infections are in South Africa. Nigeria and Ghana are next on the list, having recorded over 20,000 and 14,000 cases respectively.last_img read more

Another Messi in the making signs for Liverpool at six

first_img Six year old wonderkid Arat Hosseini dubbed “Little Messi”signs for Liverpool Academy “I want to be the best football player in the world, even better than Messi and Ronaldo. I want to beat all of their records,”he says It is not just Arat’s quick feet and eye for goal which has turned him into one of the sport’s hottest young properties – he has astonishing abdominal muscles too. His six-pack has sparked an online backlash. But Erfan said: “We just listen to positive things to reach our goal.” Arat recently hit the headlines as he completed a mammoth 3,000 kick-ups. Read AlsoAncelotti elevates two teenagers to Everton training Should the youngster reach anywhere near the heights of that which Messi has, then he will be a success,  though the Barcelona star struggled on Friday as the Catalan giants were thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Six year old wonderkid Arat Hosseini dubbed “Little Messi” has signed for Liverpool Academy to begin what some have predicted will snowball into a wonderful career. Hosseini boasts of ability to tickle with the ball and is being tipped to become a superstar even as he already has 6.8m social media fans. On moving to Merseyside from Iran last year, his dad Erfan, 45, wasted no time in signing Arat up to the Liverpool FC academy. Erfan said: “No-one is like Arat – he is a special gift from God. “I’m so proud of him because he is a little boy who is going to be the pride of the Iranian people.” The family has cleared their living room so Arat can train for up to three hours a day.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Are The Chances Of An Apocalypse Happening This Century?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?last_img read more

Andorra – B&H 0: 3: Džeko hit a Hat-trick, three Assists of Lulić for three important Points

first_img( Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team won against Andorra last night, with a score 3: 0.Edin Džeko scored all three goals, and Senad Lulić provided all three assists. Dragons finally got their UEFA EURO 2016 target completed after the fifth attempt.It will stay registered that the new coach, Mehmed Baždarević, debut victory on the bench of national team.Otherwise, the hosts started the game cautiously, but extremely aggressive. Dragons have been imposed, tended to score at an early stage of the match.The initiative paid off in the 13th minute when Dragons break through host’s defense. Lulić perfectly laid off a lofted ball to the captain, and Džeko crashed in a powerful low shot for the lead of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hosts goalkeeper Ferran Pol was powerless.There were no good opportunities in the next 10 minutes. After 24 minutes, Edin Višća has tried his own shot, but it was off the target. The hosts spent a game in a difficult defense.Dragons performed another action after 32 minutes. Višća and Mujdža combined, and Mujdža assisted for Ibišević who missed the goal. Score remained the same.In 61 minute, the match clock showed 0: 3. Again the main roles were played by Senad Lulić as an assistant and Edin Džeko as implementer. It should be noted that the defense of Andorra seemed insecure, and BH duo used it well.last_img read more