Undertakers in protective personal equipment prepare for a Muslim burial at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa has become the leading coronavirus-infected nation on the African continent. Photo: APUndertakers in protective personal equipment prepare for a Muslim burial at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa has become the leading coronavirus-infected nation on the African continent. Photo: AP
Undertakers in protective personal equipment prepare for a Muslim burial at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa has become the leading coronavirus-infected nation on the African continent. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: after a surge in cases, South Africa becomes Africa’s clear leader in infections

  • The nation has nearly half the continent’s total confirmed Covid-19 cases and almost a third of its deaths
  • ‘The storm is upon us,’ South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Undertakers in protective personal equipment prepare for a Muslim burial at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa has become the leading coronavirus-infected nation on the African continent. Photo: APUndertakers in protective personal equipment prepare for a Muslim burial at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa has become the leading coronavirus-infected nation on the African continent. Photo: AP
Undertakers in protective personal equipment prepare for a Muslim burial at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa has become the leading coronavirus-infected nation on the African continent. Photo: AP
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