Woman who faked having the coronavirus could face criminal charges

Woman who faked having the coronavirus could face criminal charges

- A woman thought it was a good idea to fake having the Covid-19 coronavirus

- She claimed to have been employed by the man who was South Africa's first official case of the virus

- However, it was found that she was actually unemployed and did not have the virus

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A lady from the Eastern Cape province could be facing criminal charges after falsely claiming to have the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus.

The unidentified woman presented herself at Grey Hospital in King Williamstown, Briefly.co.za gathered.

Here she claimed that she was employed by the man who was the first confirmed case of the virus in South Africa.

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However, News24 reports that upon verification, it was found that the claim was fake and the woman was unemployed.

This came after doctors and nurses hurriedly did their best to isolate and test the woman.

Sizwe Kupelo, provincial health spokesperson, says the Eastern Cape Department of Health will be opening a case against her.

It has been confirmed that the woman does not have a history of mental illness, and thus no legal excuse for her behaviour.

Earlier, it was reported that the second case of the virus in South Africa had been confirmed.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize was the one to confirm the country's second case of the virus.

A 39-year-old Gauteng resident has contracted the virus, according to reports. In a statement issued on the development, it was revealed that she had contact with the first patient.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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