- According to reports, all Rage Festival events have been postponed until further notice
- This comes after certain staff members tested positive for Covid-19 following a Ballito Rage Festival that started late November and ended early December
- Attendees of the event have since been called to get tested for coronavirus as soon as possible
It has just been decided by the organisers of Rage Festival events that all upcoming festivals will be postponed until further notice. Upcoming events included the Johannesburg Rage, which was set to be taking place on 12 and 13 December.
The Plett Rage was set for 29 January to 6 February while a Jeffreys Bay Rage was scheduled for 5th to 22 of December this year. All of these dates have been postponed and ticket buyers will now be receiving a refund.
According to Darren Sandras, they have paused the ticket sales for the Plett Rage. He also said that the event stakeholders and relevant officials are doing consultation to ascertain the next steps that will be taken by the Rage Festival holders.
Social media users had this to say:
"It’s the trying to underplay the severe consequences of bad actions while trying to divert responsibility for me. Rage was a bad idea. Time to own your own shit."
"I am disgusted with all irresponsible events taking place during a pandemic & unfortunately, #Rage has seen an increase in positive cases."
Earlier this week Briefly.co.za reported that it is that time of year again when thousands of teens flood the party scene to celebrate the end of the school year and for many of them, they are celebrating the end of school having completed matric.
However, during a global pandemic mixing with thousands of random strangers is not the wisest thing to do and as a result, testing centres are being overwhelmed by Covid-19 tests.
According to Dr Kamz Govender of the Value Health Hillcrest Medical & Urgent Care Centre, many of the tests are being requested by families who learned that their children's friends had tested positive for Covid-19.
"The past 48 hours has been overwhelming as a practitioner in the Upper Highway area with an influx of teens requiring Covid-19 PCR tests. This has been largely due to them attending the annual matric Rage event over the last week and having multiple friends whom have tested positive for Covid-19."
Most of the cases, as many as 95%, the teens who have tested positive have mostly been completely asymptomatic.
"Over the past two days, we noted that 95% of the teenagers who tested were found to be Covid-19 positive, and even more worrying is that almost all were asymptomatic."
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