South has recorded 1 749 new COVID-19 cases and 43 fatalities as at Friday, 2 October. This brings the total number of cases to 676 084.
The country currently has just over 49 000 active cases. With 611 044 recoveries the country is enjoying an inspiring 90% recovery rate.
A Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal official, Godfrey Jacobs embarked on a 30-kilometre run from Uitenhage to Port Elizabeth City Hall, to raise funds for children who lost their parents to COVID-19.
The 37-year-old managed to raise over R9 000. He also collected donations, including 80 pairs of shoes, sanitary towels, and food parcels for the beneficiaries.
One of the beneficiaries is a child who lost both her parents to the pandemic.
Jacobs, accompanied by fellow runners braved the cold PE weather, after seeing the devastation caused by the corona virus in many families.
Jacobs says he wants to give hope to those who lost their loved ones.
“This is going to be an ongoing type of event. Other schools will be identified so that other kids can benefit from whatever will come in. But the motivation behind it was the children that I know will be waiting for me at the City Hall. So small prayers that I was doing along the road and being able just to tell myself that I have started this and even if I have to crawl, I have to finish it.”
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