JOHANESBURG

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa is now 709 after 155 cases were reported overnight, the country’s health minister said on Wednesday.

“We are expecting a further increase in cases, and we know a lot of work has to be done by South Africans to stop the spread of the virus,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in an interview with national broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation.

He said a church in the Free State province recently hosted five individuals from the U.S., the U.K., and Israel, who interacted with about 300 people.

He said the visitors

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