The rate of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has slowed. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize yesterday said there was an increase of 27 cases, compared to the previous daily jump of 46. However, he’s warned this could be the “calm before a devastating storm”. South Africa has now recorded 1 380 infections and five deaths. The minister says the lower growth was due to strict lockdown measures, which include the closing of border posts and putting inbound travellers into quarantine.