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Second novel coronavirus case confirmed, this time in Gauteng

7 March 2020 1:49 PM
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The 39-year-old woman was part of the same group as SA's first case, who'd returned from a visit to Italy.

A second local case of Covid-19 has been confirmed, this time in Gauteng.

South Africa's first case was announced on Thursday. The 38-year-old businessman had returned to KwaZulu-Natal after visiting Italy as part of a group the Gauteng woman had also been travelling with.

RELATED: First confirmed case of Covid-19 in South Africa

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the remaining members of the travel group of ten are being tested.

"The second patient who has now tested positive for Covid-19 will now be immediately admitted to a public health facility in Gauteng that government has identified as one of the hospitals that are ready to receive Covid-19 positive patients."

Mkhize also announced that a 39-year-old male South African citizen working in Daegu, South Korea, has tested positive for Covid-19:

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

Zweli Mkhize, Health Minister

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Second novel coronavirus case confirmed, this time in Gauteng


7 March 2020 1:49 PM
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