covid 19 cases

South Africa is set to receive the vaccine against Covid-19 in April, however healthcare workers are unhappy with this as hospitals are under immense strain. 

The number of COVID-19 deaths continue to increase after more than 400 people have died from the virus over the past week, this left Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize concerned. 

The Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa has increased. This is a developing story. 

Earlier this week was the time for elderly individuals to collect their SASSA grants. This turned dangerous when multiple individuals were complaining about being sick and hungry and even has three deaths be reported.

Since the outbreak, we have seen many countries shut down and as it grows, there has been 49 countries that have schools and universities within them that are shut down while 29 countries have shut down schools nationwide. These closures have many effects in students and education itself. 

The first non-traveller case has been found in the four new cases which brings South Africa's total to 17 infected individuals. South Africans need not panic as there are many regulations, planning and procedures taking place in order to keep the situation under control. 

United Herzlia Schools in CT has taken a decision to close their 8 campuses today and tomorrow.  

In a statement Andries van Renssen from Herzlia announced that a parent of children at the school had possible exposure to Covid-19. The parent had returned from the US on Sunday where he had a possible contact with the virus.  The parent started showing symptoms shortly after his return so has been tested for Covid-19.  The results of the test are expected on Friday afternoon. 

South Africa now has a total of 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with no deaths reported. Since the outbreak, the world has been overtaken by hysteria. In a time like this, it is important to be aware of the facts as well as how to protect yourself. The cases found are those who have travelled and came back from other countries and they are all being treated and in isolation.