Covid-19 update: Plan to open schools imminent, 11 350 cases in SA

Covid-19 update: Plan to open schools imminent, 11 350 cases in SA

Tuesday saw Covid-19 cases in South Africa surpassing the 11 000 case mark. Briefly.co.za explores the latest updates on the current pandemic.

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As the nation records over 11 000 cases, the Department of Basic Education is gearing up to unveil its plan to reopen schools.

Briefly.co.za explores the latest news updates as South Africa continues its battle against Covid-19.

1. Covid-19: Mkhize confirms SA has hit 11 350 cases, 206 deaths

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has noted a dramatic 698 case increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa on Tuesday.

In a statement issued by the Health Ministry, Mkhize revealed that South Africa now has a staggering 11 350 confirmed cases.

The minister confirmed that SA has also reached 206 fatalities as it continues to battle against the pandemic. The Western Cape province continues to top the charts as the region with the most infections, with cases climbing to 6 105.

2. Covid-19: Motshekga to announce finalised plan for schools to reopen

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that she will be revealing the official reopening date for schools.

In a statement issued by the department, Motshekga committed to addressing the nation on Thursday, expected to provide details relating to the final dates and plans for the phased-in approach to reopening schools.

The minister assured South Africans that the safety of students and teachers alike will be at the forefront of any decision made.

3. Explainer: SA can expect this during Level 3 of Covid-19 lockdown

Police Minister Bheki Cele recently hinted that the committee calling the shots amid the Covid-19 outbreak may be considering dropping to Level 3.

But what would life in South Africa be like under this level, how would it differ from Level 4?

Briefly.co.za explores the information available thus far on this new level SA may be heading into.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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