NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 4 Februarie 8 am
In this bulletin:
# Nestlé South Africa is probing Kit Kat chocolates following a recall, as some may contain glass
# Denosa condemns the retrenchment of 749 newly qualified nurses in Gauteng
# And, the US claims Russia plans a fake incident to invade Ukraine
# Nestlé South Africa has launched an investigation after the company has recalled some of its Kit Kat milk chocolate products due to the possibility that they may contain glass pieces. The company says the voluntary recall is limited to products with certain production codes and has a best before dates of 30 September 2022 and 31 October 2022. Consumers who have purchased the products have been warned against consuming them. Nestlé South Africa says they discovered the presence of small pieces of glass during its quality and safety checks. Concerned consumers can call or WhatsApp 086 009 6116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
# South Africa has recorded three-thousand-266 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The majority of new cases are from Gauteng with 31-percent, followed by the Western Cape with 17-percent, and KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo each accounting for 12-percent. There has been an increase of 127 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. A further 12 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded bringing the total fatalities to 95-thousand-545. The country’s recovery rate remains steady at over 95-percent.
# Nursing organisation Denosa says it strongly condemns the retrenchments of 749 newly qualified nurses by the Gauteng Department of Health. The nurses just concluded their community service in the province. Denosa’s Simphiwe Gada says they are highly disgusted by the planned retrenchments especially after engaging the department when they inhumanely dismissed the nurses verbally and via WhatsApp messages on the 31st of December last year:
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# The US government says it has intel about a Russian plan to fabricate a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine using a fake video. The alleged video would show images of civilian casualties in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, and actors playing mourners for people who are killed in an event. Russia says it was not planning any such false operations. However, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby says they believe the plan has the backing of the Kremlin:
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# Soccer: Senegal will face Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday after Egypt managed to knock out hosts Cameroon 3-1 on penalties. Despite a number of close efforts, neither side could find the net in 120 minutes of action. Goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabaski saved two penalties before Clinton N’Jie sent the fourth well wide to see the hosts crash out. The final will see Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane go head to head. Cameroon will face Burkina Faso in the third-place play-off tomorrow.
# And the financial indicators: The dollar is trading at 15-rand-23-cents and the euro at 17-rand-46-cents. One British pound costs 20-rand-73-cents and Bitcoin trades at 37-thousand-341-dollar-1-cents. Gold is selling at one thousand-806-dollars-45-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 91-dollars-48-cents a barrel.
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