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.
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.