At least 15 dead in delays at SA/Zim border

Creag

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26 Dec 2020

At least 15 people have died in recent weeks on the South African side of the Beitbridge border with Zimbabwe in lengthy queues that have been slowed by coronavirus screening, television news channel eNCA said on Friday.

The health ministry, Department of Home Affairs and South African police did not respond immediately to requests from Reuters on Friday for confirmation of fatalities that local media outlets attributed to exhaustion and ill health owing to a lack of facilities while waiting to cross the border, sometimes for days.
 

RedViking

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Pathetic. Well done Africa. The hatred towards foreigners also probably has nothing to do with the way they are treated....
 

maumau

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Didn't they relax screening to speed things up?

EDIT: oh yes, it's in the article :X3:
 

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Asked about the border delays in an interview on news channel eNCA, the director-general of South Africa’s Health Department, Sandile Buthelezi, said that coronavirus screening for outgoing traffic had now been suspended but proof of a negative Covid-19 test performed within 30 days would be required upon re-entry.

Que? 30 days?
 

Creag

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Beitbridge Border Post congestion cleared​

Monday, December 28, 2020
The congestion at Beitbridge Border Post has been cleared and traffic has returned to normal.
“All lanes around the border have been cleared and the border has been easily accessible from the afternoon of 24 December 2020. This means that all travellers through Beitbridge have been processed and cleared,” the Department of Home Affairs said on Saturday.
The department worked with the Department of Health, the SA National Defence Force, the South African Police Service, the South African Revenue Service and the Limpopo provincial government to resolve the impasse that had led to traffic congestion at Beitbridge.
The Musina Local Municipality provided additional holding areas, which enabled vehicles going to the border to be released to travel in manageable numbers.
The municipality also provided ablution facilities and water along the route from the town of Musina to the port of entry.
“Travellers are urged to continue observing traffic and immigration laws as well as health protocols in place to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic,” the department said. – SAnews.gov.za
 

Rouxenator

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How dare they die! This will place more "stress" on our "medical" "staff" cause you know due to the "covid".

Tell them it is illegal to die now.
 
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