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SA Economy Slumps 51 Percent In Coronavirus Lockdown

South African economic output has shrunk 51 percent in the second quarter, as a strict lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus shut down most activity.

China’s President Xi Jinping has told a ceremony in Beijing that the country had acted in an “open and transparent” manner over the coronavirus.

There have been more than 27.3 million cases of coronavirus confirmed around the world, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 892,443 people have died.

At least 18.3 million people have recovered.

Source: Aljazeera

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