Two South Africans Have Tested Positive For The Coronavirus
The two South Africans who were on the cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, this was according to a state-run medical institute
“We confirm that these citizens are currently being treated in Japan and are in good care,” said a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
It was reported that the South African authorities are in continuous contact with the affected individuals and Japanese authorities.
These two South Africans were part of the Princess Diamond Cruise Ship in Japan.
Luckily the institute released a statement to confirm that up to now there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa, however, the institute will continue to test for possible cases
The very first case of COVID-19 in Africa was reported on Feb. 27 in Nigeria.
The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday, ordered the evacuation of his country’s citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.
The death toll in China, where the virus began, is almost 2,800 and the country has nearly 79,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Outside mainland China, the virus has spread to more than 45 countries, claiming over 50 lives and infecting more than 3,000 people.
The virus has spread to more than 45 countries, outside mainland China declaring over 50 lives and infecting more than 3,000 people.
#Coronavirus The South African government says it’s been informed by Japanese authorities that two South Africans have tested positive for the coronavirus in Japan.
— Jacaranda News (@JacaNews) February 28, 2020