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South Africa reimposes lockdown amid soaring COVID-19 cases

The government insists it is trying to revive the economy – while at the same time protecting lives.

South Africa is the worst-hit country in Africa with over a quarter of a million people infected.

The government is reintroducing lockdown restrictions to try to combat the soaring numbers.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Johannesburg.