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Matric Rage gatherings identified as COVID-19 superspreader events

The 2020 Matric Rage gathering has been identified as a COVID-19 superspreader event. This is after several pupils attending the events in Kwazulu-Natal tested positive.

The events that took place so far, are in Ballito from 27 November to 4 December and Jeffrey’s Bay from 26 November to 6 December.

The Johannesburg Rage is scheduled for 12 to 13 December. Plettenberg Bay Rage is scheduled for 29 January to 6 February 2021.

Covid-19 cases

According to the health ministry, all those who attended the events are regarded potential COVID-19 contact. Attendees are urged to self-quarantine for 10 days and to get tested.

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says the superspreader events are proof of the dangers of what happens when large crowds consume alcohol.

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Source: eNCA

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