The South Africans in China will be removed from the area with the help of the South African army. They will return to South Africa by plane after which they will be quarantined at an unknown location for three weeks.
Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement on Friday that South Africans in Wuhan, where strict quarantine measures have been in place since the new coronavirus (Covid-19) erupted, will be brought back to South Africa.
Mkhize says Africa has three cases. The process of diagnosing one is the same as diagnosing thousands. “As far as the case goes, cases are simply not reported – it’s not because we can’t count, it’s really just because we don’t have cases.”
Mkhize encourages people that when they get symptoms, they should seek help. The medical staff will then be able to get second opinions from the department to confirm the disease, Mkhize says. If you are dealing with a future where the virus is active, the department and health care must be resilient to deal with it.