Economic Freedom Fighters Statement on the Re-opening of Schools and Sectors of the Economy.
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May 21 2020 – 22:31
Two more nurses die of Covid-19 in the Western Cape
Two more nurses died of Covid-19 complications on Thursday, bringing the number of nurses who have succumbed to the disease in the Western Cape to five so far.
Registered nurse Nandipha Kambi of Gugulethu died at Vincent Pallotti hospital after three weeks on a ventilator. She was a community screening manager for Cape Town non-profit organisation In The Public Interest (IPI), which does community screening for Covid-19 and chronic medication home deliveries.
Magdalena Julies, 67 – known as “Aunty Moemfie” – a paediatric nurse at Melomed Hospital in Bellville, died at Tygerberg Hospital on Thursday afternoon.
May 21 2020 – 22:06
Protective gear, staggered breaks and designated eating areas for Gauteng pupils when schools reopen
Over 300,000 pupils are expected to return to schools across the province, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Thursday.
Pupils will go on break at different times and designated eating areas will be provided.
These are some of the measures that the Gauteng education department says it will put in place when children go back to school.
The department on Thursday outlined its plans to commence with the academic year ahead of the opening of schools for grade 12 and 7 pupils on June 1.
May 21 2020 – 21:35
‘We are desperate’: Gauteng informal traders battling under lockdown
A non-profit organisation representing thousands of informal traders in Gauteng on Thursday called on the government to open up the economy to allow them to work and feed their families.
“We are desperate to resume trade so that we can put food on the table for our families and regain our dignity,” said the Johannesburg Informal Traders Platform (JITP).
It also expressed concern over an alleged lack of consultation by the government.
“They are deeply concerned that government has not consulted them to understand the impact of the lockdown on their livelihoods,” said spokesperson Ntakuseni Tshikosi.