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756 new COVID-19 cases, 78 more deaths

Zweli Mkhize and Cyril Ramaphosa

The Health Department reported 756 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. A total of 78 more people have died, taking the death toll to 52,788. The department says 251,707 healthcare workers are vaccinated.

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Meanwhile, SA will remain on Alert Level 1 Lockdown during the Easter weekend. Some restrictions have stayed the same, while some have changed. The curfew will remain as is, while beaches, parks and dams will remain open.

The sale of alcohol for off-site consumption will be prohibited from Friday to Sunday. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Tuesday.

In other news – Noxolo Grootboom at a loss for words as Ramaphosa shifts family meeting for her last bulletin

The people spoke and the president obliged! President Cyril Ramaphosa was initially scheduled to host a family meeting on Tuesday at 7 pm as experts expressed fears about a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the Easter holiday.

Noxolo Grootboom

The problem is, veteran isiXhosa newsreader Noxolo Grootboom is set to retire after 37 years in the industry. Her last bulletin is on Tuesday night, also at 7 pm. Learn more

Source: eNCA