Coronavirus live news: Fauci says US must ‘stop nonsense’; South Africa cases top 300,000

Coronavirus live news: Fauci says US must ‘stop nonsense’; South Africa cases top 300,000

July 16, 2020

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South Africa has surpassed 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases as the first wave of the pandemic crashes into the African continent.

South Africa’s 311,049 cases make up close to half of those across the 54-nation continent.

Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest from around the world – and, as always, it would be great to hear from you. Send tips, suggestions, questions and embarrassingly large gifts to me on Twitter @helenrsullivan or via email: helen.sullivan@theguadian.com.

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