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The reopening of schools next month for millions of pupils, together with the relaxation of restrictions imposed on restaurants, casinos and cinemas, is only going to see the numbers climb even more dramatically.


29 Jun 2020
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Get ready Gauteng, the coronavirus is here

Testing of hundreds of taxi drivers and queue marshals in Ivory Park, Midrand. Photo: Twitter @MbalulaFikile

As expected, Gauteng has seen a massive rise in reported Covid-19 cases. It was always a matter of when, rather than if, it would hit the country’s economic hub. The Gauteng health department put the sudden rise in numbers down to “increased movement and mobility of people”, while warning that “the numbers will continue to increase as we head towards the peak”. The reopening of schools next month for millions of pupils, together with the relaxation of restrictions imposed on restaurants, casinos and cinemas, is only going to see the numbers climb even more dramatically. The latest modelling by the...

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