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The prevalence of antibodies was higher in more densely populated Cape Town Metro sub-districts such as Khayelitsha and Klipfontein which researchers say suggests a high proportion of people in poorer communities have been exposed to and infected with Covid-19. Picture: iStock
The prevalence of antibodies was higher in more densely populated Cape Town Metro sub-districts such as Khayelitsha and Klipfontein which researchers say suggests a high proportion of people in poorer communities have been exposed to and infected with Covid-19. Picture: iStock

CITY PRESS SAYS

On Wednesday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize reported that 1 913 people had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 685 155. In that same period, there were 145 Covid-19-related deaths in the country, taking the total toll to 17 248.

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The National Freedom Party (NFP) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down. In an open letter, it said Ramaphosa’s handling of the violent events that came after the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma proves he is not fit for office.
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