- Because everyone needs to stay indoors to avoid the coronavirus pandemic, it's causing some frustration in families
- Children are making their parents feel crazy as self-isolation means they're under each other's feet
- Kelly Khumalo found a great way to keep her children busy - she's instructed them to sanitise their toys
The coronavirus is causing a lot of upset - not only because it's claiming lives all over the globe and upsetting world markets.
Parents are finding themselves frustrated with children who are getting annoying as schools have closed and no one should be venturing out from their homes.
Although there is a lot to do with computers, cellphones, tablets and televisions, kids can still become a handful if cooped up inside all day.
Fortunately, Kelly Khumalo found an ingenious way to keep her children busy, at least for a while.
Kelly responded to a parent admitting to hiding in her room from her two kids.
"Story of my life, gave them a job to sanitise their toys."
Although this is a light-hearted approach to the virus, things are getting serious. The first child in South Africa to get the virus is a Grade 9 student from the Western Cape. Parents are staying cautious, not willing to risk their children's lives.
Briefly.co.za reported that Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has revealed grim expectations for South Africa.
In the midst of a national disaster, the minister revealed estimates for the spread of the coronavirus predict a dire situation. Mkhize estimates that over half the population, between 60% and 70%, is expected to contract the virus.
So far, the World Health Organisation says 17 deaths were recorded as a result of the coronavirus in Africa within a period of 24 hours.
The organisation also confirmed that 33 countries in Africa have now recorded cases of coronavirus as Gambia and Mauritius reported their first.
Egypt tops the coronavirus index chart in Africa with 210 cases, followed by South Africa with 150 and Algeria with 75.
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