The Department of Health has announced that South Africa now has 16 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize clarified that the Free State man tested negative of covid-19.
A 38-year-old male from Durban who lives in Turkey and was visiting his family in South Africa has tested positive. He had travelled to the UK and returned to SA on 7 March 2020.
A 27-year-old female from Mpumalanga who had travelled to the United States. She returned to South Africa on 7 March 2020.
A 43-year-old male from Johannesburg who had travelled to New York via Dubai and returned to South Africa on 8 March 2020.
FREE STATE: 1
A 32-year-old male who came into contact with a Chinese businessman. This is the first case of local transmission as all others have been by patients who had travelled abroad.