- The R25 million operation to repatriate 184 South Africans from Wuhan, China has hit a snag
- This comes after SANDF crew members are reportedly refusing to take on the risky task
- South Africans have since taken to social media to react to the news
The plan to bring 184 South African citizens home from Wuhan, China amid a global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has ground to a halt.
This follows reports that the South African National Defence Force members were refusing to continue with the mission, fearing that there is a huge risk of being infected with the virus themselves.
South Africans have since reacted to the rumours that the SANDF is to afraid to go to China and the posts were hilarious.
Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at some of the funny reactions South Africans had to the news. Some said that they would do the mission for a fraction of the price and others found it funny that the SANDF showed Cyril "the finger".
Twitter user, @MadamPresid3nt, commented:
"By refusing to assist in repatriating SA citizens in China, one could argue that the SANDF is defending South Africans who are already in SA from the virus."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported on Thursday that Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed the first case of the coronavirus in SA.
In a statement on the matter, Mkhize revealed that the disease had been contracted in Italy:
"The patient is a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on 1 March, 2020."
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