COVID-19 WRAP | 2,415 cases in SA, looting at food shops and Ramaphosa requests time over booze ban

A man wearing a face mask is seen reflected in his electric bike's rearview mirror after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak, on April 14 2020.Police in the Western Cape are helping bottle store owners who fear looters to move their stock to safer locations.

Community safety MEC Albert Fritz said the Western Cape Liquor Authority had approved the clearing of 31 shops, and most of them had already transported their stock to safer premises.pril 14 2020 – 20:42
Checkers store in Cape Town closes due to Covid-19 infection
A Checkers store in Cape Town has temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.

Aadilah Ryklief, manager of Bayside Mall in Table View, said the store would reopen once the health department gave it permission to do so.April 14 2020 – 20:31
Union slams KZN health department after workers suspended for refusing to treat Covid-19 patient without PPE
The Public Servants Association (PSA) has criticised disciplinary action launched against eight emergency medical services (EMS) employees who refused to assist a Covid-19 patient.

The employees are based at Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.April 14 2020 – 19:02
12 Mediclinic Morningside staff contract Covid-19, 100 ‘potential contacts’ tested
At least 12 staff members at the Mediclinic in Morningside, Johannesburg, have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mediclinic confirmed the dozen cases, and said seven of the staff members were health care workers.