The first case of the Covid 19 was confirmed by the health minister on Thursday.
FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS REPORTED IN SA— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) March 5, 2020
Fellow South Africans
This morning, Thursday March 5, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive.#COVID19
Meanwhile, the department released a statement. In the statement, the Health Department said that the patient consulted a private general practitioner on March 3. The patient has been in self-isolation since March 3. The couple also has two children.
See the full statement below: