570 South African police officers succumb to Covid-19

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570 police officers have died of Covid-19 in South Africa while over 27,000 are infected, said Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday in Pretoria.

Cele stated that Covid-19 “continues to affect the healthcare system, economy and livelihood.”

“It is painful to see members of the police force dying of Covid-19,” said the minister.

At the same time, we remain encouraged that over 25,000 of our members have recovered and are back at work, serving their communities,” he added.

“While some of our members fight for their lives, others continue their fight against ruthless criminals each day,” said Cele.

South Africa now has over 1.5 Million cumulative Covid-19 infections and over 1.41 Million recoveries, representing a recovery rate of 93.6 percent.

Edited by Olajumoke Adeleke

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