Third matric marker in Gauteng succumbs to Covid-19

Ernest Mabuza Journalist
A matric marker in Gauteng succumbed to Covid-19 complications on Sunday morning. Stock photo
A matric marker in Gauteng succumbed to Covid-19 complications on Sunday morning. Stock photo
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A third matric exam marker in Gauteng has died from Covid-19.

The provincial education department said the 56-year-old tourism senior marker, who was working at the Florida High School marking centre, succumbed to Covid-19 complications on Sunday morning after being released from her duties on January 12.

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“Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the marker who this morning lost her battle against Covid-19,” Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Sunday.

The department said the late marker had displayed Covid-19 symptoms two weeks ago, and was released from the centre so she could receive medical attention.

A week ago, Sunday Times Daily reported seven markers had succumbed to Covid-19. Three of those who died were from KwaZulu-Natal, two from Gauteng, one from Limpopo and one from a department of basic education marking centre.

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