(Photo by AFP: An elderly man (L), a resident of Sophia Town, Johannesburg, opens his mouth to receive a testing swab for COVID-19 coronavirus at a screening and testing drive in a tent in the courtyard of Sophia Town Clinic, on April 28, 2020.)

South Africa reported another 354 cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the most new cases recorded in one day and bringing the total in the country to 5,350, the health department said in a tweet.

“This is the highest number of cases in a 24 hour cycle recorded to date and represents a 73% increase on the day before,” it said, adding in a separate tweet that the number of deaths had risen by 10 to 103. (reporting by Reuters)

The arrival of Cuban doctors in South Africa to help fight coronavirus has ruffled feathers as unemployed local medics should have been given priority to work, a medical association says.