We focus only on those who came from Wuhan, not from other parts of China. The rest we have no problem with. We do not mind students coming from other parts of China because they do not have the disease. They would not be allowed to leave China if they were quarantined. China is very strict with it. They were not quarantined. They are also not quarantined here because they are not infected. We would not have left them in the country if they were infected in any way said Health Minister Mkhize.
For the past eight weeks, not a single person has tested positive for the coronavirus in South Africa. This is because we have done everything possible to detect it as people enter the country. We have followed the guidelines and will now tighten them up. But people who might be infected also have a job to inform us about. Babies can also be lit as shown in China. However, there is no great chance of spreading the disease from one child to another the minister said.
What can happen is that someone can come from an area that is not considered a high-risk area. This is how many other countries also act to impose travel restrictions on specific countries. This while people can also come from other countries. However, we continue our investigations as people arrive in the country.
According to Mkhize, several worrying issues are being discussed, including people traveling from areas where there is a high transfer rate. We also look at other issues of concern regarding major conferences and sporting events. We had many consultations and discussions.
According to Mkhize, the cases are still limited to people who have traveled abroad. He wants to make a distinction between quarantine and isolation. Quarantined people do not necessarily have the virus among members. In the case of insulation, contact is strictly limited.
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