Six more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday. 

The number of confirmed cases in the vast southern African nation is now at 13. 

South Africa – Johannesburg – 10 March 2020 – Perserverance Muchaonerwa and Mashego Mantsie are seen wearing face masks at the Dragon City Wholesale Mall Johannesburg, Increased measures to deal with possible cases of the Coronavirus has been taken by the mall. .Picture: Bhekikhaya Mabaso/African News Agency(ANA)

“All the patients have been advised. Those who are symptomatic have started receiving treatment. Some of the patients are already in hospital while some, specifically those who are asymptomatic are in self quarantine. Contact tracing has also started for all these cases,” said Mkhize. 

By Wednesday, at least 3, 642 tests had been done in South Africa.