South Africa digs more than 1 million graves in expectation of more Covid-19 deaths

indafrica July 9, 2020
Updated 2020/07/09 at 10:18 AM

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.

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.
— Siphamandla Goge (@SiphamandlaGoge) July 8, 2020

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