Kubayi reiterates call for looters to test for Covid

Kubayi reiterates call for looters to test for Covid

Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi has made a call to those who took part in looting sprees last week to test for Covid-19. 

Looters pounce on Bidvest warehouse in Durban
Steve Bhengu

Kubayi urged people to get tested for Covid-19 if they develop symptoms. 

She says a report from Correctional Services has indicated that quite a number of those arrested have tested positive for coronavirus. 

READ: Kubayi: SA has passed peak of third Covid-19 wave

Kubayi updated the media on Friday on government's progress in the fight against Covid-19. 

She's appealed to communities in both KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to assist the department's contact tracing efforts. 

"We are worried that some of them are likely to stay away because, in the contact tracing, people are expected to give indications that this is where I have been and people because of fearing of being arrested are likely to stay away and not go and test. 

"And we really want to urge all the community members; we appeal to you if you have been in those gatherings and you are presenting symptoms that are related as well to Covid-19, please present yourself so that you can test and protect your families, communities and your loved ones."

READ: 47 500 vaccine doses lost during unrest: Kubayi

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