Cape Town has been especially hard hit by the coronavirus - with more than half of the South Africa's 83,000 confirmed cases located in the Western Cape region.
The WHO says an independent panel is to assess global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as the number of cases worldwide approaches 12 million. Follow DW for the latest.
The UN has warned that the pandemic is having devastating effects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, South Africa announces its highest daily number of confirmed coronavirus cases. Follow DW for the latest.
Borussia Dortmund have said that the club has lost around €45 million due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, the government of the Netherlands has announced that some fans will be able to attend games from September 1.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was trying "to balance our overriding objective of saving lives and protecting livelihoods." Around 40% of South Africans live below the poverty line, and the lockdown hit them hard.
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