NATIONAL NEWS - The South African post office (Sapo) has advised its clients that it cannot accept mail destined to China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and South Korea due to what it calls challenges caused by the novel coronavirus.
Because Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Kuala Lumpur are affected by the delay, they will thus also not be accepted.
“The airline currently used by the SA post office for transport to and from these countries are unable to uplift mail due to challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, mail from these countries meant for South Africa will also be delayed,” said the post office in a statement.
Sapo apologised for the inconvenience and said it will resume services once suitable arrangements have been made with different airlines. However, mail to Hong Kong is not affected.
On Wednesday, six new confirmed cases of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in South Africa raised the country’s total tally to 13. However, one patient has reportedly already recovered from the original seven.