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South Africa May Approach IMF Over Virus Impact

Residents of Hillbrow look on as South African policemen patrol while trying to enforce a national lockdown in Johannesburg, on March 28.

Residents of Hillbrow look on as South African policemen patrol while trying to enforce a national lockdown in Johannesburg, on March 28.

Photographer: Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty Images

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South Africa may approach the International Monetary Fund for the first time ever to help with funding to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, Johannesburg’s Sunday Times reported, citing Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.