Gauteng is preparing mass graves in case the number of people dying from COVID-19 increases drastically. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - More than one million gravesites are being prepped in Pretoria as the province braces for an increase in COVID-19 deaths.
Gauteng's health department is feeling the effects of the growing COVID-19 numbers.
Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku says the province has approximately 1.5-million burial sites that can be easily accessed should the need arise.
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As of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gauteng is 71,488, with 21,414 recoveries and 478 deaths.
#Covid_19SA Gauteng Government is preparing for the worst. This grave site on the outskirts of Pretoria, the country's capital is being prepared & reserved for Covid-19 burials. Gauteng is poised to become the #Covid_19SA epicentre soon. #eNCA pic.twitter.com/CLnEzAHbV5— Siphamandla Goge (@SiphamandlaGoge) July 8, 2020
Gauteng's health department is feeling the effects of the growing COVID-19 numbers. Courtesy #DStv403
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