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Covid-19: Cargo Movement Update

PUBLISHER: B4SA

This update – the 79th of its kind – contains a consolidated overview of the South African supply chain and the current state of international trade. Newly reported COVID-19 infections continued to decrease and averaged approximately 1 430 per day (↓7% from last week’s average of 1 536). South Africa has now bridged the 3,7 million6 mark in recoded cases, with 99 829 (up by 148) regrettably succumbing to the virus. As cases and deaths continue to dwindle, many have questioned the government’s decision to further extend South Africa’s national state of disaster until 15 April 20227. Globally, the case tally now stands at 466 million infected by COVID-19, with 6,06 million deaths recorded. Around 10,95 billion vaccine doses have been administered globally8, with the South African tally standing at 32,7 million.

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