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Zwelinzima Vavi tests positive for coronavirus, will be in self-isolation

2 April 2020 1:52 PM
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The South African Federation of Trade Unions general secretary says he had a light cough on Saturday, was sweating and fatigued.

General secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) Zwelinzima Vavi has tested positive for Covid-19.

Vavi says he insisted on the test after having persistent flu-like symptoms for days.

He says he will be going on self-isolation and all his family members are undergoing the test as well.

Speaking to Azania Mosaka, Vavi says he just had a light cough only.

I had been down with light flu on Friday and on Saturday I said let us go and test this. The doctor looked at the temperature and said go away and it is way below the guideline.

Zwelinzima Vavi, General-secretary - Saftu

I walked away and the flu persisted and Sunday I felt really bad. On Monday I went to the doctor and got normal antibiotics and an injection.

Zwelinzima Vavi, General-secretary - Saftu

I had a light cough on Saturday nothing of respiratory problems, I just had a little bit of sweating and I was just tired.

Zwelinzima Vavi, General-secretary - Saftu

Vavi says he had a Saftu meeting on 19 March and beyond that, he has not gone anywhere.

The last time I met someone from America was weeks ago, I can't even recall.

Zwelinzima Vavi, General-secretary - Saftu

Listen to the full interview below..


2 April 2020 1:52 PM
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General secretary Zwelinzima Vavi
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