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Matric Rage Gatherings Identified As Super- Spreader Events

Matric Rage Gatherings Identified As Super- Spreader Events. This is the time of the year, when many teens flood the party scene to celebrate the end of school, having completed matric. This is the chance to thank yourself for all those nights you spend studying and for the stress that comes with schooling and exams.

Having noted all of that though, this year hasn’t been all kind, and the wisest thing is to stay home. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that our health comes first. The recent Matric Rage parties have been identified as super-spreaders of Covid-19. Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday called on all those who attended these  parties across the country to immediately go into a 10-day quarantine period.

We wish to make an urgent announcement to all parents and learners regarding a super-spreader event that has been identified,” Mkhize said.

He then listed a number of Rage events that already took place around the country. Dr Mkhize said they have been covid-19 cases recorded from these events and regarded everyone who attended the parties as a contact. Everyone who attended any of these events is advised to test.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s statistics continue to soar. The daily number of confirmed cases has increased by 4,645. The total number of known cases since the start of the outbreak is now over 810,000. Over 100 more fatalities have also been reported over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 22,067. On a positive note, over 744,000 people have so far recovered from the virus.

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