South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has revealed that 1080 Coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in the country.
President Ramaphosa stated this on Tuesday while sending his condolences to families of the deceased persons.
The South Africa President in a statement released through his spokesperson, Khusela Dikohe, described the pandemic as an invisible enemy.
He warned South Africans against the virus which he noted is a real danger.
The president described the deaths as tragic because each one has left the community and country mourning.
According to Ramaphosa: “Yesterday, 8 June 2020, marked a solemn milestone in our country’s fight against the coronavirus, as the number of our fellow citizens who have lost their lives to this disease passed the 1000 mark, reaching 1080.”
“Over 400,000 deaths have now been recorded across the world, making this one of the most devastating pandemics in the last century. Each one of these deaths is a tragedy. Each one represents a unique life: a parent, a child, a sibling or a friend. Each one leaves behind a family and a community in mourning.”
“I would like to offer my condolences to all South Africans who have lost someone they loved, and wish them strength, courage and hope in the days ahead.”
He called on South Africans to protect themselves by wearing face masks, wash their hands, use sanitizers, and ensure social distancing.
He assured South African that his government would continue to take necessary steps towards ensuring the safety of its citizens.