People who have to be in isolation due to the Covid-19 virus can now choose where they want to go.
The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday ordered that someone who is a confirmed clinical case of the virus or who is positive for a lab test be forced to go to a state isolation facility only under certain circumstances. This is when they cannot isolate themselves, refusing to isolate or violate regulations in terms of self-isolation.
AfriForum approached the court on an urgent basis regarding the current regulations aimed at placing everyone who tested positive for the virus under mandatory state isolation.
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, was the only respondent in the case.
The regulations, promulgated in March at the beginning of the national state of containment, stipulated that anyone testing positive for the Covid-19 virus – whether or not they show symptoms – would be placed in government isolation facilities had to become.
According to AfriForum, Dlamini-Zuma’s department failed to oppose their application.