S. Africa shelves ‘Freedom Day’ celebration to test for COVID-19

S. Africa shelves ‘Freedom Day’ celebration to test for COVID-19

South Africans did not mark a national freedom day celebration on Monday.

Rather, people were tested for signs of COVID-19 in the densely populated Alexandra township under lockdown. April 27, was a day to commemorate the first post-apartheid elections in 1994.

”The community of Alexandra are very vulnerable because they stay on top to each other or very close to each other, they make use of public transport and they don’t have the facilities to wash their hands regularly”, Dr. Jana Weenank …
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Tecla Chandata