According to Jacaranda FM’s marketing manager, Leith Smith, and head of marketing at Tracker, Charlette Roetz, "COVID-19 poses a significant health risk to all South Africans, and it’ll take a proactive, collective effort to prevent the spread of this disease and further loss of life." 

"The health and safety of those in attendance are always paramount at any of our events and, following the announcement that gatherings of more than 100 people will be prohibited within South African borders, the event has been postponed until further notice," Roetz adds.

Jacaranda FM and Tracker encourage those who have already bought tickets to hold on to their tickets until a new date for the event has been set. Those who wish to request a refund can contact the race office at [email protected] or (012) 012 5205.

Listeners can also stay tuned to Jacaranda FM and, listen via the app, which is available for IOS and Android, DStv Channel 158. Additionally, they can tune in via for further updates.

Jacaranda FM and Tracker implore South Africans to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and to be vigilant in spotting and addressing symptoms of COVID-19.

According to the World Health Organization, precautions include washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs and avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

The WHO states that signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure which, if not timeously addressed, could have dire consequences.

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