The South African National Defense Force will be deployed to bring back 151 South Africans in Wuhan, China.
According to a statement, the military, the Department of Health and international relations will be responsible for this as part of an interdisciplinary team.
“There are currently 151 people in Wuhan who will be brought back to South Africa. Once all the logistical arrangements have been made, the South Africans will be brought home.” the statement says
More than 92,300 people worldwide have already tested positive for the coronavirus, while 3,131 people died.
Cases in Europe have also started to rise faster, with Italy being hit hardest with more than 2,000 cases and 52 people dead.
In Iran, there are now more than 2,300 confirmed cases and 77 people have died.
Below is a map of effected countries around the world.
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