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WCape Muslim burials not affected by strike

The Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum will not partake in the nationwide three-day strike announced by the funeral sector. More than 3000 funeral industry employees are expected to down tools and have vowed not to collect corpses after the government failed to respond to their demands. Amongst the grievances are[…]

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New COVID-19 post-death testing explained

In line with a directive issued by the World Health Organisation, the Western Cape Department of Health has announced that all sudden deaths or those which occur at home will need to be tested for Covid-19. “Mortality due to Covid-19 is an important population-based measure of the pandemic. When testing[…]

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First confirmed case of COVID19 in SA

Health Minister Zweli Mhize has announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in South Africa. The patient is said to be a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and who arrived back in South Africa on 1st March.[…]

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