South Africa - Cape Town - 30 April 2020. Township kids wait in line for food. Business people, Spaza shop owners and residents from Europe Informal Settlement in Gugulethu have come together to feed kids in the area. Approximately 300 kids are fed here daily since the start of the National Lockdown. Photographer Ayanda Ndamane African news agency/ANA

CORONAVIRUS WRAP : What you missed today


CAPE TOWN – The Covid-19 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 lockdown Level 4 regulations states that South Africans must wear a face mask, but covering your face doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep your distance. It also doesn’t mean that you’re good to hang out at the park with your friends as long as you’re wearing one.

READ MORE: 5 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT WEARING FACE MASKS

 

2) Turmeric and Ginger Milk, also known as the ‘Golden Milk’ is an old Indian traditional tonic that has many health benefits to help speed recovery from flu-like symptoms.

VIDEO: DIY HEALTH TONIC: TURMERIC AND GINGER MILK

 

3) A group of Nyanga community members mobilised to start a clean-up campaign to help stop the spread of diseases and pollution in the area.

Lulama Benge, who initiated the clean-up campaign, is one of the 15 people who took to the streets to clean-up.

READ MORE: NYANGA RESIDENTS START COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN

 

4) Researchers initially indicated that 40-70 percent of South Africans were likely to contract the Covid-19 and it’s clear that with this expectation, the reported 1 111 operational ventilators and 2 105 operational in the private healthcare system will not suffice.

READ MORE: UJ TO DEVELOP OPEN-SOURCE VENTILATORS AS COVID-19 CASES RISE

 

5) Government has been unclear about schools returning back to normal and parents are hesitant to send their kids back without clarity on their safety. Could homeschooling be a better alternative?

 

READ MORE: COVID-19 PANDEMIC, A SIGN TO SWITCH TO HOMESCHOOLING

 

 

 

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