- On Thursday, South Africa's first coronavirus case was confirmed
- Mmusi Maimane took to social media to react to the news, which he previously described as "Africa's worst nightmare"
- The former DA leader urged people to wash their hands and pray for Mzansi
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Mmusi Maimane has taken to Twitter to respond to South Africa's first coronavirus case. The former DA leader urged South Africans to practise good hygiene and pray for the country.
His post read:
"Dumelang 5am club. Good morning Mzansi. 5am is great time to pray and to refocus. At a time like this when we are facing the threat of #CoronaVirusSA we need to be extra hygienic, vigilant and prayerful. I wish all of South Africa safety and most importantly good health today."
In another tweet, Maimane posted a detailed snap of the importance of washing one's hands.
He captioned the post:
"Bagaetsho let’s encourage good hand hygiene in the home, in the workplace and in the schools. Let’s develop good habits as a self defense strategy against #coronavirus and other airborne diseases."
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Briefly.co.za reported on Thursday that Minister Zweli Mkhize 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.
We reported earlier that the infected man has since revealed he is feeling much better. According to reports, the married dad of two children feels that the 'worst is over' in his ordeal.
His wife and two children are not presenting any symptoms at the moment and the necessary precautions have been taken.
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