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WATCH: A timeline of the first month of coronavirus in SA

On 5 March 2020, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced the first case of coronavirus in South Africa. Here's how the situation has unfolded since then.

Gauteng healthcare workers screening Alexandra residents for coronavirus (COVID-19) on 31 March 2020 following the roll out of massive community screenings and testing programmes by the provincial executive council. Picture: Ahmed Kajee/EWN.

On 5 March 2020, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced the first case of coronavirus in South Africa. By midday on 6 April 2020 - a month later - the country had 1,655 confirmed cases, 11 deaths and was in the midst of a 21-day lockdown. This is a timeline of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa to date.