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South Africa trains resume amid strict virus control protocols

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<p>After almost 100 days of closure, the South African passenger rail service is operating again as the country’s lockdown restrictions ease up. </p> <p>Passenger numbers are limited, masks are mandatory, and the trains are sanitised after each trip. South Africa is still heading towards its <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 outbreak peak, and some passengers worry that more could be done to keep them safe.</p> <p>Passengers are encouraged to arrive at stations wearing facial masks and observe physical distancing. The country’s virus figures continue to shoot up – at a point accounting for a third of cases in Africa.</p> <ul> <li>Confirmed cases = 159,333</li> <li>Active cases = 80,559</li> <li>Recoveries = 76,025</li> <li>Number of deaths = 2,749</li> </ul> <strong><em>John Hopkins Uni stats valid as of July 2, 2020 at 7:30 <span class="caps">GMT</span></em></strong>
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