Heath officials check the listings of people who are to be tested for COVID-19 as well as HIV and Tuberculosis, in downtown Johannesburg Thursday, April 30, 2020. Thousands are being tested in an effort to derail the spread of coronavirus. South Africa will began a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on May 1, although its confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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) South Africans have been given a seven-day window period to travel to another province under Level 4 of lockdown, but there are strict rules that apply. Here are 7 things you’ll need to know for interprovincial travel:

READ MORE: 7 RULES FOR INTERPROVINCIAL TRAVEL

 

2) The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic combined with the country’s downgrade to Junk Status many South African businesses have suffered financial lows with some even closing their doors. See which companies have already started closing down.

READ MORE: SA BUSINESSES ANNOUNCE CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

 

3) By now, you have most likely have seen the memes of a group of men dancing with a coffin to a catchy tune. It is a team of Ghanaian pallbearers. Such services are typically used at funerals to lift the spirits of mourners.

VIDEO: GHANAIAN PALLBEARERS: COFFIN DANCE MEME

 

4) The eThekwini municipality recently announced that the Durban beachfront promenade would remain closed during level 4 of the national lockdown. After the 8 am announcement, on Saturday, May 2, the municipality issued another statement saying the promenade will be open to the public from May 3 between 6 am and 9 am.

READ MORE: ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY BACKTRACKS ON DURBAN BEACHFRONT PROMENADE CLOSURE

 

5) While the rest of the country was in level 5 lockdown the Durban Magistrates Court on Somtseu Road had remained open under strict regulations. On Thursday, April 30, a second confirmed case of Covid-19 was recorded at the magistrate’s court.

READ MORE: DURBAN MAGISTRATES COURT CLOSES FOR 2 DAYS FOLLOWING SECOND COVID-19 CASE

 

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