“Tickets for Plett Rage have been paused with immediate effect,” he said.
“This is to ensure all necessary further consultation with the relevant officials and stakeholders can take place. For now, all further Rage Festival events are postponed as we consult further with the relevant officials and stakeholders. More details can be shared as they become available.”
“The Executive Council, on the advice of medical and scientific practitioners, resolved not to encourage the hosting of major events in the province, owing to the threat and risks imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said premier Sihle Zikalala
“People are encouraged to visit and enjoy the province of KwaZulu-Natal. They can hold small family activities without compromising the disaster management regulations,” he said.
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Covid-19 emergency staff boosted
At the same time, the contracts of 7 051 employees who were employed for six months to strengthen the fight against Coronavirus have been extended. Provincial authorities hire these workers to fill the gaps as health workers have been flooded by #covid-19 cases.
“It will ensure that the province is equal to the task in the event that the country is hit by a second wave of this deadly and incurable virus,” said the Premier, adding that contracts will now end in March 2021.
There were 804 new cases in KZN in the last 24 hours, with 3 393 deaths confirmed and 131 350 positive cases identified in the province since the pandemic broke out in March 2020.
-Health-e News with SAnews.gov.za