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Seven more deaths

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South Africa went from 3,465 to 3,635 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday with 65 deaths and 1055 recoveries. Almost 7,000 people were tested in the last 24 hours.  Worldwide – 2,611,182 cases, with 181,235 deaths.

Lockdown countdown

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All eyes will be on President Ramaphosa on Thursday night for his announcement on the future of the lockdown.

Candy fashions masks for the masses

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When the coronavirus reached South Africa, Candy Maake worried how she could help her community while continuing to make a living. Candy, a professional designer, hit on an idea. She would make affordable, reusable masks for the masses.

Anger as police van runs over child

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Boikhutso Township in North West was covered in smoke on Tuesday afternoon after A K9 police car ran over and killed an eight year old girl. The cops were allegedly in a lockdown chase.

PASTOR’S LAST AMEN

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An unusual prayer was added to a church service on Sunday when two policemen arrived to arrest the Pastor for breaking the lockdown rules.

Today’s numbers

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South Africa has 3,300 cases, with 58 deaths and 1055 recoveries. There were 2,463,357 cases of Covid-19 worldwide as of Monday night, with 168,906 deaths. In Africa, the total is 23,517 cases, 1,160 deaths and 6,116 recoveries. Egypt currently has the most cases, with 3,333.

Losing face, saving lives

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We’re looking at coronavirus videos from other countries this week – especially those promoting masks. Yesterday it was Nigeria, today it’s Czech Republic.

Oil shock

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The world has been shocked by a massive drop in the price of American oil – to below $0 a barrel.  -The price went as low as -$40,32 barrel on Monday. That means oil traders were paying to get oil off their hands. International prices then fell too, to an...

Today’s numbers

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There were 2,463,357 cases of Covid-19 worldwide on Monday night, with 168,906 deaths. In Africa, 23,517 cases, 1,160 deaths and 6,116 recoveries. Egypt currently has the most cases, with 3,333. South Africa has 3,300 cases, with 58 deaths and 1055 recoveries.

Losing face, saving lives

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NIgeria mask
It’s the big question across the world – are masks the key to allowing us to go back to work, while also limiting the spread of the virus. We’ll be looking at mask campaigns in other countries. Here’s a Hausa one from Nigeria.