The cost of Covid-19 quarantine

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The Eastern Cape public works department faces a bill of  R1.56m  for quarantining people, with a large chunk used to house and feed those entering the province from the Western Cape — but not everyone is playing ball, with some using it as a chance to live it up at the beach.

The quarantine figure comes just seven weeks since the first reported case of Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape and is likely to increase dramatically as the virus spreads.  ..

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