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A Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) survey has revealed that 8.1% of its respondents lost jobs or closed businesses as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Plans to establish a field hospital to treat COVID-19 patients in Tshwane are underway.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, is expected to brief media on the repatriation of stranded South Africans abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on water users in Gauteng to use water responsibly.

Collection of smart identity cards, birth registrations and temporary measures regulating entry and exit from South Africa for emergency medical attention are now open at the Department of Home Affairs - under level 4 of the national Coronavirus lockdown.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today engage leaders of political parties represented in Parliament to discuss the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic and matters related to the national lockdown.

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases rose to 17 200, with the Northern Cape which has the least number of infections in the country, recording its first death.

Schools will reopen on 1 June 2020 with Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners returning to the classroom, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday.

Seven South African Revenue Service (SARS) employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Free State government has identified 25 quarantine facilities to accommodate people who have had contact with COVID-19 patients.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to participate in today’s virtual meeting of the African Union (AU) Contact Group of the High-Level Committee on Libya.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has declared 136 priority human settlements and housing development areas (PHSHDAs) across the country.

South Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 16 433 with 475 071 tests having been conducted.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has paid out over R14 billion in benefits to employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to brief media on Tuesday, on preparations for the re-opening of schools amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

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