Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global cases as South Africa reinstates alcohol ban

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South Africa re-imposed a nationwide curfew on Sunday in response to what South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called a “coronavirus storm” that was “far fiercer and more destructive than any we have known before”.

Ramaphosa re-imposed a night-time curfew and also a ban on alcohol sales barely six weeks after buying booze had become legal again.

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