South Africa has confirmed its first two deaths from coronavirus.
Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize said both occurred in the Western Cape – one at a private hospital, the other a public hospital.
Dr Mkhize said updated figures on coronavirus cases would be released shortly, but that they had risen to more than 1,000 since yesterday.
Security forces have begun enforcing a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the disease.
Anyone violating the new restrictions faces six months’ imprisonment or a heavy fine.