More than 500 Eastern Cape pupils and teachers test positive for COVID-19, 154 schools closed

“More than 550 pupils, teachers and support staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Eastern Cape, while 154 provincial schools have been temporarily closed, the education department said on Friday.”

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Western Cape building a ‘mass-fatality facility’ for COVID-19 corpses

“Cape Town will soon have a ‘Mass-Fatality Temporary Facility’ to refrigerate and store hundreds of patients who succumb to COVID-19… The makeshift morgue will be able to hold up to 770 dead bodies – at full capacity – and will be located at the Tygerberg Hospital’s sprawling estate in Cape Town’s northern suburbs.”

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COVID-19: More than 200 test positive at Eastern Cape boarding school

“The National Association of School Governing Bodies is calling for the immediate closure of schools in the Eastern Cape after 204 people, mainly pupils, tested positive at an Eastern Cape boarding school.”

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Lockdown and other interventions potentially saved 20,000 lives (South Africa)

“Government interventions, including the travel ban and lockdown, have potentially averted at least 20,000 deaths, says a top scientist.”

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