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Premier Makhura said the number of mourners at funerals needed to be kept low, and people should wear masks and sanitise their hands. Picture: Juancho Torres/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Premier Makhura said the number of mourners at funerals needed to be kept low, and people should wear masks and sanitise their hands. Picture: Juancho Torres/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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Last Sunday, a few hours before Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warned of exponential rise of Covid-19 coronavirus infections in Gauteng, 36-year-old Mthobisi Tony Ndlovu took his last breath. He succumbed to Covid-19 in the early hours of that morning.

He took ill suddenly on Thursday and his doctor diagnosed him of pneumonia. At Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital where he died, doctors confirmed he had contracted Covid-19.

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