As South Africans are currently on day five of a 21-day nationwide lockdown that was imposed last week to prevent the spread of COVID-19. South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Monday evening, launched a mass screening program for coronavirus.
He stated that 10,000 field workers would be visiting homes to screen people, and those found with symptoms would be quarantined either in their homes or in hospital
The president stated that the program was a new phase in the fight against the spread of the virus.
The government is also said to be developing a technology that will help in tracking down all people who may have contacted people infected with the virus.
South Africa has recorded 1,326 cases of Covid-19 and three deaths so far.