Orlando Pirates Star Ben Motshwari Tested Positive For Covid-19
Orlando Pirates have confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19, which is believed to be the first such case among footballers in the country. The Buccaneers on Thursday confirmed that midfielder Ben Motshwari presented with flu like symptoms last week and after going through tests, his result has come back positive.
The footballer star is now not showing any symptoms and he is currently in self isolation at home for the next 14 days. “In accordance with relevant protocols, NHI has been notified of the case by the club,” Pirates management said in a statement. “The health and well being of our players, officials, and the wider community remains our highest priority in this difficult time. The Club has also advised that the player must notify the doctors of all the people that he has been in contact with to ensure that they also get tested.”
In a message to all South Africans, Pirates management urged citizens of Mzansi to continue practicing safe and healthy measures to contain and ease the spread of the infection.