South Africa: Trains Not Back On Track, Tourism Tip-Toes in and Schools Still in Limbo

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Over the weekend, the finer details of how transport and tourism will work under lockdown Level 3 were explained. However, the issue of school restarting on Monday was left in obscurity. Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted a live televised briefing with the SA National Editors Forum during which he gave a hint of his vision for a post-lockdown South Africa.

Swipe through the gallery below to view the latest Covid-19 numbers available on 31 May at the district level. All maps are sourced from provincial health departments; however, KwaZulu-Natal did not provide updates by the time of publishing:

On Sunday, the SA Social Security Agency had paid out 117,000 Special Covid-19 Relief Grants - however, about 6.5-million South Africans have applied for them, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa during a virtual televised briefing with the South African National Editors Forum.

He said the government knows it must help over a long period when this special grant runs its six-month lifespan. He also explained his plans for a "new economy" and revealed that government has been advised that Covid-19 will be with South Africa for two years. He said the ministerial advisory committee had advised an...

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