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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Cleaner allegedly sexually assaults woman at Covid-19 quarantine facility

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Cleaner allegedly sexually assaults woman at Covid-19 quarantine facility

September 13 2020 - 13:07

Cleaner allegedly sexually assaults woman at quarantine facility in Mossel Bay

A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at a quarantine and isolation facility in Mossel Bay, the Western Cape public works department said on Sunday.  

Public works spokesperson Jandré Bakker said the incident happened on Friday.

Bakker said the department takes the allegations “very seriously” and would provide their full support in the investigation.Cleaner allegedly sexually assaults woman at quarantine facility in...

September 13 2020 - 10:00

Czech Republic sees record rise in virus cases for third straight day

The Czech Republic reported its largest single-day increase in new coronavirus infections for a third straight day on Sunday, recording 1,541 cases, according to Health Ministry data.

It was the fifth day in a row with new infections above 1,000 as the country of 10.7 million sees a surge in cases that is among the fastest in the European Union. The government has tightened rules requiring face mask use but aims to avoid harsh lockdowns. 

-REUTERS

September 13 2020 - 06:00

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 28.75 million, death toll at 918,894

 More than 28.75 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 918,894​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. 

-REUTERS