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Lockdown: Soweto Giants Involved, Death Count Grows

This is not football…

But given the uncertain times we are in because of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, Soccer Laduma has a responsibility to keep the Soccer Laduma family updated on the latest news on the virus, and how it’s affecting Mzansi.

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Here are the four biggest stories on News24 related to the COVID-19 pandemic as Mzansi nears the end of the third week of the nationwide lockdown:

Seven new deaths in SA

(Zweli) Mkhize has also revealed that 91 more infections have been confirmed in the country, bringing the number to 2 506.

With seven new deaths recorded, the total is now at 34.

Chiefs & Pirates Do Their Bit…

MultiChoice Group, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are forging a partnership with the Ministry of Health & the Ministry of Sport, Arts & Culture to distribute protective gear as this is a critical moment for our country.

Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung: "Today is not about the size of the contribution, it’s about solidarity and sacrifice".

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on the contribution: "It’s an important gesture from the chair persons of these big and well-support clubs to help spread the message to help our frontline workers".

Here’s how coronavirus nose and throat swab tests really work

A test for Covid-19 starts by reaching deep inside a person's nose and throat to extract sputum - the gunk that gets ejected through coughing, sneezing, spitting, and even singing. That throat gunk, in turn, can be tested for the presence of some of the coronavirus' tell-tale genes.

South Africa is getting a special three-digit phone number for Covid-19 emergencies

The telephone number 111 has been designated for the use of South Africa's "Covid-19 national emergency services".

In terms of the regulations, the shortcode number will be put to use for three months after the end of South Africa's national state of disaster.

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