Six matric markers die of Covid, 308 test positive while ...

News

Six matric markers die of Covid, 308 test positive while ‘serving the nation’

Nearly 2,500 of 45,388 markers withdrew, with fear of contracting Covid-19 among their reasons

Journalist

The department of basic education has confirmed that six matric markers have died of Covid-related complications, while 308 tested positive at marking centres and were sent home.

The department informed teacher unions at a meeting on Saturday that three of those who died were from KwaZulu-Natal and one each from Gauteng, Limpopo and a department of basic education marking centre.

Of the 45,388 markers who were expected to mark, 2,460 withdrew for a variety of reasons, including fear of contracting the virus and family members being infected...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Previous Article

Lesufi lays down law as Curro goes online

By Nonkululeko Njilo
3 min read