Virus-hit South Africa curbs land border traffic, extends restrictions

PRETORIA (AFP) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday extended recently imposed coronavirus restrictions and placed curbs on land border traffic, as the country grapples with an unprecedented surge in cases fuelled by a new virus strain.

The continent’s most industrialised economy and worst COVID-hit country went back into partial lockdown last month to stem flaring infections.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin