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CORONAVIRUS WRAP : What you missed today


CAPE TOWN – The Coronavirus pandemic is creating an information overload, so we’ve decided to make things easier for you –

Here are six stories you might have missed today:

 

1) Representatives from the World Health Organizaion (WHO) acknowledged  South Africa’s “aggressive strategy” in managing the Covid-19 outbreak to flatten the curve.

VIDEO: WHO PRAISES SA’S ‘AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY’ AGAINST COVID-19

 

2) Lavender Hill resident Mark Nicholson made a plea on social media for help to feed over 300 children in his community – and the response he got was overwhelming.

VIDEO: LAVENDER HILL RESIDENT FEEDS 300 KIDS DURING LOCKDOWN

 

3) The Western Cape Department of  Health is meeting with supermarket groups following a new pattern emerging of Covid-19 transmissions in stores.

READ MORE: PATTERN OF TRANSMISSION AT WC SUPERMARKETS EMERGES

 

4) Counseling psychologist Rakhi Beekrum dives into how the lockdown can be used as a teaching mechanism for a healthy daily routine for your children.

VIDEO : COVID-19 PARENTING WITH PSYCHOLOGIST RAKHI BEEKRUM

 

5) Banks have already announced payment holidays on various loans by deferring installments. We’ve put together a complete guide of relief measures you can access during  lockdown:

READ MORE: THE ULTIMATE COVID-19 LIFESTYLE AND FINANCIAL RELIEF GUIDE

 

6) President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that the national alcohol ban will not be lifted until the end of the lockdown because the “sale of alcohol is self-evidently not an essential service”.

READ MORE :  ALCOHOL BAN WILL NOT BE LIFTED – RAMAPHOSA

 

 

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