Seven matric markers die of Covid, 308 test positive while ‘serving the nation’

Nearly 2,500 of 45,388 markers withdrew, with fear of contracting Covid-19 among their reasons

18 January 2021 - 13:19 By prega govender

The department of basic education has confirmed that six matric markers have died of Covid-related complications, while 308 tested positive at marking centres and were sent home.

However, in a statement on Monday afternoon, the Gauteng education department said that a second marker had died in the province - taking the national total to seven...

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