Breaking News- A second case of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in South Africa

Breaking News- A second case of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in South Africa

The National Department of Health confirmed that a 39-year-old woman from Gauteng has tested positive.


It's understood that the woman was part of the group of ten people  who returned to the country on Sunday after a ski Holiday in Italy.

National Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize says she will now be immediately admitted to a public health facility in Gauteng which is equipped to deal with the virus.

"We are now following all the protocols that we have already publicly announced to the public in dealing with this case. We will keep the public fully informed on all relevant developments." Mkhize said.

"The public must be notified that we have information and know the whereabouts of all the other 10 people who were part of the group that had travelled to Italy. All those who came back to South Africa, are currently being tested. We are now awaiting their test results to come out. Since being traced, they have remained in isolation to avoid any further contact with third parties." Mkhize said.

Government has also confirmed that a South African that works in South Korea has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

"We also wish to notify the public that our embassy has advised us that a 39 year old male South African who works in Daegu, South Korea has also tested positive for COVID-19. He was due to return to South Africa and has since remained in South Korea. We are now following up with the South Korean authorities firstly to obtain formal confirmation of this case and also the details of where our citizen is being treated." Mkhize said.

"Our commitment to do everything in our power to mitigate against the uncontrollable spread of COVID-19 in our country, remains." Mkhize said.


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