Can coronavirus only live up to 9 days on objects, as Kenyan traders claim?

Claim

The Covid-19 virus cannot survive on an inanimate object for more than nine days.
Source: The second-hand clothing lobby group, the Mitumba Association of Kenya (July 2020)

correct

Verdict

Scientific evidence relied on by the World Health Organization, drawn from studies and reviews, shows the virus which causes Covid-19 only survives on surfaces for at most nine days.

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No, EFF: Death of 10 South African children doesn’t ‘completely disprove’ low risk of young people contracting Covid-19

Claim

The deaths of at least 10 South African children between the ages of 10 and 19 from Covid-19 “completely disproves the notion that young people and children are less susceptible to contracting the virus”.
Source: Political party the Economic Freedom Fighters (2 July 2020)

incorrect

Verdict

The number of deaths from the disease within a population group does not prove whether or not children are susceptible to Covid-19. Experts recommend using the infection incidence rate.

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In South Africa’s post-coronavirus budget, more than half of tax revenue goes to public servant salaries

Claim

Out of every R1 paid in taxes, 58 cents goes towards paying the salaries of public servants
Source: Leon Schreiber, Democratic Alliance shadow minister for public service and administration (June 2020)

mostly-correct

Verdict

51.4% of total tax revenue goes to public servant salaries, or 51.4 cents out of every R1 in tax.

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Fact-checking president Ramaphosa: Have 51% of South African women experienced intimate partner violence?

Claim

As many as “51% of South African women have experienced violence at the hands of someone with whom they are in a relationship”.
Source: South African president Cyril Ramaphosa (13 June 2020)

incorrect

Verdict

The most recent, nationally representative data, from 2016, shows 26% of South African women reported intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

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