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CORONAVIRUS WRAP : What you missed today

A health care worker screens citizen.

A health care worker screens citizen.

Published Apr 16, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – The Coronavirus pandemic is creating an information overload, so we've decided to make things easier for you -

Here are five stories you might have missed today:

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1) The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has increased by 14, bringing the total to 48. Infections now stand at 2605, an increase of 99. The Department of Health released a statement on Thursday also adding that the total tests conducted are now at 95 060.

READ FULL STORY HERE : SOUTH AFRICA'S COVID-19 DEATH TOLL SURGES TO 48

2) Customers at Save Hyper Supermarkets can now shop with peace of mind after the Save Group developed a prototype sanitiser tunnel for their customers to use during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Customers walk through the tunnel with their trolley as a mist of disinfectant sprays onto them.

VIDEO : SA SUPERMARKET INSTALLS ‘SANITISER TUNNEL’ FOR CUSTOMERS

3) Tiger Brands which owns Albany bread temporarily it's Durban Bakery after 12 employees tested positive for Covid-19. Although experts say there’s no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food, their decision was made in line with 'best practice protocols.

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VIDEO: ALBANY BREAD IS SAFE, SAYS TIGER BRANDS

4) The spread of fake news is a crisis in itself and false Covid-19 posts on social media have caused mass panic both locally and internationally.

However, according to Covid19 Infodemics Observatory, South Africa ranks second after Singapore for the most reliable Covid-19 related news and information.

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READ MORE: SA RANKS 2ND IN THE WORLD FOR RELIABLE COVID-19 NEWS

5) Durban resident Alan Pillay recently completed his degree after 40 years but his graduation ceremony was canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The supply chain manager at Pioneer Foods said who completed a lifelong dream said the wait is merely an obstacle to overcome.

READ MORE: DAD’S 40 YEAR WAIT TO GRADUATE EXTENDED DUE TO COVID-19

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