Government urges matric rage party attendees to self-quarantine immediately

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Government has warned that the spreading of the coronavirus at the matric rage parties across the country is evidence that alcohol consumption and mass gatherings are COVID-19 high risk events.

In a statement, the Health Ministry says parents must set boundaries for young people at this time when a second wave of the coronavirus could cause major problems for the country.

The department says all those who attended the recent rage events should get a coronavirus test as soon as possible.

“We can confirm that we have identified a number of COVID-19 confirmed cases arising from these super-spreader events. This means that if you attended any of these Rage events, you are now regarded as a contact.”

It is also urging all those who attended the Rage events should also self quarantine immediately.

There are concerns that young people could pass the virus on to more vulnerable family members – like parents and grandparents.

The ministry has urged people to download the COVID-19 alert App.

South Africans are also urged to continue wearing masks, as well as practice social distancing and regular hand washing.

 

Meanwhile, South Africa has recorded 4 116 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national positive total to 814 565. Gauteng still has for the most cases, accounting for 29.2% (237 719) of total cases.

 

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