LISTEN: Ballito Rage cancelled after 36 Covid cases

LISTEN: Ballito Rage cancelled after 36 Covid cases

Organisers of the Ballito Rage Festival have confirmed that they have decided to cancel the event, after 36 guests and staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

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The festival began in the area, north of Durban, on Tuesday.

In a statement, organisers said testing on staff and guests attending the event was being conducted at a facility near the event site.

They say on Monday, all 122 members of their staff tested negative for the virus prior to the start of the festival.

Tests were again conducted on 940 guests and staff between 2pm and 10pm last night.

Spokesperson Darren Sandras says 32 guests and four staff presented positive results.

"After further exhaustive review this morning - Wednesday 1 December 2021 - consultation and guidance from the local and provincial Departments of Health and other key stakeholders, the decision was collectively made to cancel the event going forward based on the data now available to us and from the testing done on day one of the festival which was yesterday."

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