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Lockdown: Somizi Turns Himself In, Granted Bail!

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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:

Latest COVID-19 Cases In SA

Confirmed cases in South Africa now at 2 415, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced.

The number of tests conducted to date is 87 022.

Somizi granted R1 500 bail after handing himself over to police after lockdown comment

Idols judge, radio presenter and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo handed himself over to police last week and was granted R1 500 bail, after Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula opened a case against him, police confirmed to News24 on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo confirmed that Mhlongo had appeared at the station with his attorney on Friday.

"He was granted bail and he is expected to reappear again on 3 July 2020," Naidoo said.

Coronavirus | SA business alliance expects 1 million job losses, economy to contract by 10%

The alliance of South Africa business bodies and organisations on Tuesday morning hosted a webcast where it gave details on its support for government's efforts to combat the impact of Covid-19 on health, the economy and labour.

The economy could contract by 10% and over one million people could join the ranks of the unemployed due to the impact of Covid-19, according to preliminary modelling by Business For South Africa (B4SA), an alliance founded four weeks ago in response to the pandemic.

Mboweni reviewing options to fight Covid-19, considers basic income grant

Treasury expects the economy to be hit hard this year, entering a deep recession and will present a set of economic-rescue proposals in a special Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

A basic income grant is an issue Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said has been following him throughout his life. But will it be considered as an option to mitigate the crippling impact of Covid-19 on households as the economy braces for a "deep recession"? Not just yet.

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