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Sharp rise in unnatural deaths a week into lockdown Level 2 and lifting of alcohol ban

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Funeral parlour staff prepare a grave for a victim of Covid-19 at Waterval Cemetery, Johannesburg.
Funeral parlour staff prepare a grave for a victim of Covid-19 at Waterval Cemetery, Johannesburg.
PHOTO: Felix Dlangamandla

Researchers monitoring weekly deaths have reported that just a week into lockdown Level 2 and the lifting of the alcohol ban, unnatural deaths have increased sharply.

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