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nehawu80EWN reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) has expressed doubts about the accuracy of official Covid-19 statistics.  

The union’s national office bearers briefed members of the media in Johannesburg on Tuesday following a fact-finding mission at hospitals across the country.  Official figures show the country has more than 452,000 infections, with almost 275,000 recoveries, but Nehawu’s leadership believes that the figures released daily by the Health Department are not accurate.  In its view, the official daily report was not a correct reflection of what was happening on the ground as the union had received a different story from members.  National general secretary Zola Sapheta claimed that they had many reasons to question the statistics.  The union also said the arrival of the Covid-19 in the county had exposed government’s weaknesses and a leadership crisis.

  • Read the original of the above report by Edwin Ntshidi at EWN


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