30.5.2020 09:35 am
Here are some of the institutions that have decided to hold back for the time being.
South Africa enters Level 3 of the lockdown from 1 June. This will see schools and most of the economy reopening, as well as religious gatherings being permitted under strict conditions.
To date, a total of 1,751 facilities have been identified as proposed sites, representing more than 129,600 beds across the country.
This church said it would only revise its decision based on developments over the winter season.
New research released this week has found more evidence that a loss of taste and smell are symptoms of Covid-19.
The federation condemned the ‘failure’ of many health sector managers to comply with health and safety regulations.
In a statement released shortly after midnight, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the Covid-19 testing backlog was 96,480, after three different figures were presented on Thursday.
The EFF MP says the toilets at Kutlo-Tharo Secondary are in an extremely bad state and that the school is not ready for reopening.
The church houses scores of people who were left displaced after floods destroyed their homes in the area last year.
However, it added that mosques that were able to ‘afford, implement and rigorously enforce safety and sanitary procedures’ should open ‘within the limits allowed by Level 3 regulations.’
As South Africa moves from a prohibitive nationwide lockdown to a more collaborative alert Level 3 employers have been asked to introduce rotational and staggered working schedules in order to maintain physical distancing and to limit congestion in public transport.
Worsening the situation, are the country’s extreme socioeconomic disparities, which threaten the survival of vulnerable communities.
Over the past week, Mkhize and others have spoken a lot about the ‘global shortage of test kits and the creation of a backlog’, without providing figures.
Nehawu has since written a letter to the premier to raise concerns after staff said they were told to take unpaid leave when they requested to go into isolation.
In a media briefing on Thursday, the justice, crime prevention and security cluster announced measures to enforce the new regulations under level 3.