Cyril Ramaphosa told the 112 South Africans from Wuhan on Sunday that they are now the ambassadors and proof to the rest of South Africa that a state of restriction is working.
“I am sending you home today and we do know that none of you has the coronavirus. You are proof that a state of restriction is working.”
These 112 South Africans have now been quarantined in Limpopo for 14 days, after returning from Wuhan in South Africa.
“I am sorry that I am sending you into a restraint situation now,” the president said. “And we’re only on day 3!”
He added: “We now want you to spread the message that a state of restriction is needed. Most South Africans abide by the rules, but there are still some people who pretend the virus does not exist “It’s a very dangerous virus. We have to be disciplined.”
He also mentioned that in his next speech to the nation he was going to tell South Africa about the 112 from Wuhan.
“You each deserve a doctorate in restriction.”
President Ramaphosa thanks the workers at The Ranch Hotel:
“If there ever was a Tuma Mina moment, you are the example of it. You made history. Your names will be written in South Africa’s history books.”
He also thanked the group for being willing to quarantine.
“Not everyone will be willing to do it. Thank you for being tested.”
He confirmed that the entire group was tested negative for Covid-19.
“I’ve also been tested for the coronavirus and I’m also negative.”