Public must develop safe death rites
DATE: 15 May 2020
AUTHOR: Mail & Guardian
A row broke out this week between the governments of the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape about the movement of people and bodies returning to their rural homes for burial. It was alleged that corpses and people from the Western Cape, which has become the country’s Covid-19 hotspot, waited on the side of the road for days for the results of virus tests taken at roadblocks.
At the same time, geo-mapping indicates that the virus is approaching far-flung areas of the Eastern Cape such as the former Transkei.
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