The Ministry of Health have released a statement on Social Media platforms confirming that there has now been a third “confirmed” case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa.
The third confirmed case is the wife of the first COVID-19 patient in South Africa, they had direct contact and when the she was recently tested the results were positive for the virus.
This comes a day after the second confirmed case, Right now we are seeing only one confirmed case per day. Compared to the rest of the world South Africa right now has low numbers of confirmed cases.
“We further indicated that they were a group of 10 people who had traveled to Italy”
“We confirm that we traced all 10 of these individuals. Nine of them had returned to South Africa. The tenth did not and is therefore not in our country”
More to follow on this story when it comes available.