Get the latest opportunities by email
by subscribing to our daily updates

Matric Rage Faces Extra restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Author: 
Matric Rage

Matric Rage at Plettenberg Bay is an event which is traditionally held on Garden Route. It is one of many large events that are being closely monitored by the Western Cape government as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the area.

Advertisement

The increase in infections, hospitalisations, and deaths have caused the Western Cape government to worry.

These cases have risen in George, Knysna, Thembalethu, Plettenberg Bay, Pacaletsdorp, and Mossel Bay, according to Premier Alan Winde.

“There are currently 159 people hospitalised in the region in both private and public care, and 26 in critical care,” says Winde.

77% of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 had no idea where they got infected.

However, the other 23% said that they contracted the virus at a social event or at home.

Which is why the premier is so concerned about cases increasing when young people take part in Matric Rage.

The Garden Route is very popular for thousands of matrics looking to celebrate the end of their Grade 12 year. 

According to Winde, the Western Cape government’s hotspot team and the health department will ensure that these events comply with regulations and safety protocols.

The teams in Garden Route will be working hard to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, through community screening, testing, contact tracing , and communication campaigns.

Western Cape residents are asked to make safe choices and to wear a mask when out in public.

Advertisement

Advertisement


Latest How To Articles

Thousands of students enter private tertiary education institutions every year - increasingly out of choice, but other times because of limited opportunities in the public sector. As prospective students have always done when deciding on which university to attend, private students must be encouraged to similarly ensure they entrust the right institution with their higher education.

Advertisement

Advertisement


Advertisement

Copyright: Portal Publishing cc | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Skills Portal | Careers Portal | Jobs Portal | Bursaries Portal | Skills Universe
COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal
randomness