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Orange Farm residents reject testing: ‘I won’t believe virus exists here until someone dies from it’

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Picture: Wei Leng Tay / Bloomberg via Getty Images
Picture: Wei Leng Tay / Bloomberg via Getty Images

The level 4 Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown period was supposed to be used for screening and testing, especially in disadvantaged communities.

But some residents of Orange Farm Region G refused to comply, rejecting screening and testing for the virus.

Although there are no clear signs of emerging hotspots in the township, it remains important that residents undergo testing to flatten the curve of the epidemic.

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