Rage Festival dubbed super-spreader event, matriculants urged to quarantine


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Rage Festival has been forced to halt ticket sales for Plettenberg Bay (29 January – 6 February) after COVID-19 cases were found to be linked to its Ballito event.

On Sunday, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize urged Ballito Rage attendees to self-isolate after attendees and staff tested positive. “If you attended any of these Rage events, you are now regarded as a contact,” said Mkhize.

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“We urge all the Rage attendees to immediately go into a 10 day quarantine period as per the Department of Health Guidelines on Quarantine and Isolation. We also urge that all Rage attendants test for COVID-19.”

Rage Festival organisers confirmed to News24 that four staff had tested positive after the event while a Hillcrest-based doctor confirmed another 20 cases.

The Rage Events took place in the following areas and dates:

  • Rage Ballito – November 27 to December 4, 2020
  • Rage Plettenberg Bay – January 29 to February 6 2021
  • Rage Johannesburg – November 27 to November 29, 2020
  • Rage Jeffery’s Bay – December 15 to December 22, 2020

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