Several confirmed COVID-19 cases have been found from the parties and all participants are now considered as contacts.
File: Matriculants at the Rage Festival Party in Balito. Picture: Kyleen Morgan / EWN
JOHANNESBURG – The Department of Health has issued an urgent notice to all matrices attending popular rage end-of-year parties to quarantine themselves as parties are now recognized as super spreader events.
Rage parties were held from November 26 to December 6 in Balito, Plettenberg Bay, Johannesburg and Jeffries Bay.
Several confirmed COVID-19 cases have been found from the parties, and all participants are now considered as contacts.
We urge all rage participants to immediately go through the 10-day embargo as per Department of Health guidelines regarding quarantine and insulation. We urge all rage attendants to test Kovid-19.
Parents are requested to take the children who participated in the rag for examination as soon as possible.
“We warn South Africans that large gatherings involving alcohol are a great danger and continue to undermine our e-mail to contain the spread of the virus.
“When the government creates an e – order to contain the virus, we now request all parents to exercise their parental privileges and to determine the boundaries of activities that their children (especially young people) can participate in. The lives of their parents, grandparents and other patients are at stake. “
More than 4,000 new cases
Meanwhile, the number of people infected with the corona virus rose to 4,645.
The total number of known cases since the latest outbreak of these infections has reached 810,000.
Gotteng has about 30 percent of the country’s infections. The Western Cape is 17 percent and the Eastern Cape and Kwasulu-Natal are 16 percent, respectively.
More than a hundred deaths have been reported in the past day. The death toll rose to 22,067.
More than 744,000 people have so far recovered from the virus.
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