South Africa to Roll out Mass Screening for Coronavirus

South Africa will roll out a mass screening program for the coronavirus and dispatch about 10,000 field workers to check up on people in their homes, the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to do so.

“We are now entering a new phase in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday, four days into a 21-day lockdown that has shuttered businesses and mines.

The field workers will refer people with symptoms to local clinics or mobile clinics for testing and those with severe symptoms will be transferred to hospitals, Ramaphosa said.

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