First COVID-19 fatalities were women, aged 28 and 48
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is shocked by the two deaths they have recorded from COVID-19.
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday that the country has recorded the first two death and the number of confirmed cases has passed the 1000 mark.
South Africans are on day one of the national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Speaking to Clement Manyathela, Winde says the people who passed away are people who should have been least at risk.
One patient was 28 years old and the other one was 48 years old.Alan Winde, Premier, Western Cape
And if you think about everything we have been doing in the last while has been protecting the elderly and the immune-deficient people in our population, and this comes as a shock.Alan Winde, Premier, Western Cape
This shows the severity of the coronavirus and why we need to take this lockdown seriously and stay at home.Alan Winde, Premier, Western Cape
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