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
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...