CAPE TOWN – The Coronavirus pandemic is creating an information overload, so we’ve decided to make things easier for you –
Here are five stories you might have missed today:
1) The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has increased by 14, bringing the total to 48. Infections now stand at 2605, an increase of 99. The Department of Health released a statement on Thursday also adding that the total tests conducted are now at 95 060.
2) Customers at Save Hyper Supermarkets can now shop with peace of mind after the Save Group developed a prototype sanitiser tunnel for their customers to use during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Customers walk through the tunnel with their trolley as a mist of disinfectant sprays onto them.
3) Tiger Brands which owns Albany bread temporarily it’s Durban Bakery after 12 employees tested positive for Covid-19. Although experts say there’s no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food, their decision was made in line with ‘best practice protocols.
4) The spread of fake news is a crisis in itself and false Covid-19 posts on social media have caused mass panic both locally and internationally.
However, according to Covid19 Infodemics Observatory, South Africa ranks second after Singapore for the most reliable Covid-19 related news and information.
5) Durban resident Alan Pillay recently completed his degree after 40 years but his graduation ceremony was canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The supply chain manager at Pioneer Foods said who completed a lifelong dream said the wait is merely an obstacle to overcome.
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