The coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased by 23 to 85, Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize said in a report by the state-owned news agency..
The minister noted that there had been eight cases of local transmission.
On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of emergency over the COVID-19 concerns.
Also, starting Wednesday, South Africa prohibits entry to foreign citizens coming from countries that are highly afflicted by the pandemic, such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, China, and Germany.
The South African nationals are discouraged from visiting those countries as well.