Chatsworth police station closes again after staff test positive for Covid-19

The Chatsworth police station, south of Durban, has closed after staff members tested positive for Covid-19 again. Police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker said the station has been closed temporarily after staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. In May the station closed for decontamination after a constable contracted the coronavirus. Naicker said on Monday that… Continue reading Chatsworth police station closes again after staff test positive for Covid-19

PMB family devastated as mom dies after contracting Covid-19 in hospital

Leela Moothelal, left, with members of her family. Supplied Patricia Moothelal

Pietermaritzburg – A KwaZulu-Natal family is reeling after their 75-year-old matriarch went into hospital for a kidney-related issue, only to contract Covid-19, allegedly after admission, and died. Leela Moothelal, 75, described as a bubbly, infectious, vital cog in her family in Pietermaritzburg, was admitted to Netcare St Anne’s Hospital for kidney stones and tested negative… Continue reading PMB family devastated as mom dies after contracting Covid-19 in hospital

Second Covid-19 case at Penzance Primary School leaves parents seriously worried

Parents of Penzance Primary School pupils in Durban have raised concerns regarding the safety of their children after a second Covid-19 case was confirmed at the school this month. In a statement issued by the school on July 4, principal Hennie Havemann confirmed that a pupil had tested ­positive. The school, which uses a Pod… Continue reading Second Covid-19 case at Penzance Primary School leaves parents seriously worried

Newcastle Mayor tests positive for Covid-19

Newcastle Mayor, Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba has tested positive for Covid-19 and subsequently put himself in self-isolation. This was revealed in a press statement issued by Head of Communications, Mlungisi Khumalo this morning (July 15). Dr Mahlaba was tested for the virus after coming into contact with another person, who had tested positive for the coronavirus.… Continue reading Newcastle Mayor tests positive for Covid-19

Only Grades 6 and 11 return to school on Monday, says KZN Education

Durban – The head of department at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has a taken a decision to only accept Grades 6 and 11 back to school on Monday, July 6. Initially, Grades R, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10 and 11 had been set to return to school on Monday, July 6 – in accordance… Continue reading Only Grades 6 and 11 return to school on Monday, says KZN Education

Checkers in Malvern closes after employee tests positive for Covid-19

Durban – FOUR days after a customer complained about Checkers in Malvern on the Checkers Facebook page, the store closed when an employee tested positive for Covid-19. The Shoprite Group confirmed that after a positive Covid-19 test at the Checkers store in the Malvern Centre on Tuesday, the store was closed and a professional decontamination… Continue reading Checkers in Malvern closes after employee tests positive for Covid-19

Covid-19: Heartbreak as dad dies on wife’s funeral while their kids are in isolation

An elderly couple has died four days apart from each other from Covid-19, with the husband dying on the day of the wife’s funeral. The couple’s children were unable to attend their mother’s funeral, as they both tested positive. Neville Herold followed his wife, Eva, wherever she went, their children say. And he did this… Continue reading Covid-19: Heartbreak as dad dies on wife’s funeral while their kids are in isolation

Two people test positive for Coronavirus at UKZN

Durban – The University of KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that a staffer and a medical student has tested positive for Coronavirus. This makes the institution the first university in the country to register a case of Covid-19 since the re-opening of tertiary institutions. In an internal communique sent to students on Sunday, the university said two… Continue reading Two people test positive for Coronavirus at UKZN