Videos show no social distancing at Kwa Mai Mai in Johannesburg

Videos show no social distancing at Kwa Mai Mai in Johannesburg

- There was no social distancing at Kwa Mai Mai over the weekend as some peeps decided to party it up

- Videos of the people having a good time and ignoring Covid-19 lockdown rules have been trending on different social media platforms

- Those who are still adhering to the lockdown regulations have taken to social media to condemn the behaviour of the people who were partying at Kwa Mai Mai

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Videos of people having social gatherings at Kwa Mai Mai in Johannesburg have been trending on social media since the weekend.

The people who are having a good time in the trending videos did not seem to care about contracting Covid-19 or spreading it. They did not even practice social distancing while some were not wearing masks.

Many social media users have criticised those who decided to flout the lockdown regulations and head at Kwa Mai Mai.According to East Coast Radio, Kwa Mai Mai in Jepperstown is a market famous for its traditional food, music, clothing and healers.

Most citizens condemned the irresponsible behaviour of those who decided to leave their homes and go partying amid the ongoing lockdown. Below are some of the videos and comments from social media users:

@mango_teko wrote:

"Kwa Mai Mai it will end in tears. It’s like a movie."

@foozyindigo commented:

"Kwa Mai Mai is happening mos, no social distancing in sight, just vibes."

@kulanicool said:

"People decided to groove at Kwa Mai Mai."

Facebook user Mbulelo Mpande added:

"These are the people who will be sharing taxis and work spaces with our loved ones this week. Sisekakeni."
Videos show no social distancing at Kwa Mai Mai in Johannesburg
Videos show no social distancing at Kwa Mai Mai in Johannesburg. Image: Facebook/Mbulelo Mpande
Source: Facebook

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In other news related to Covid-19, reported that Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that South Africa has surpassed 500 000 Covid-19 infections in the pandemic. In a statement issued by his department on Sunday evening, the minister noted that:

"As of today, a cumulative total of 511 485 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 8 195 new cases identified."

Turning his attention to the number of fatalities recorded during the pandemic, Mkhize commented:

"Regrettably we report 213 new Covid-19 related deaths: 25 from Eastern Cape, 40 from Gauteng, 31 from KwaZulu-Natal, 43 from Western Cape, 51 from the Free State and 23 from Limpopo. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 8 366."

The minister noted that the majority of patients had managed to make a recovery. The number of recoveries currently stands at 347 227, which translates to a recovery rate of 68%, he said.

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