- DJ Warras took to Twitter to advocate that all testing for the coronavirus should be free
- South Africans on Twitter agree with the DJ, claiming the R1 200 private testing fee was a money-making scam
- So far in South Africa there have been four confirmed cases of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus
Radio and club DJ Warras thinks the price for coronavirus private testing is ridiculous and the tests should be free.
Private lab Lancet Laboratories announced that they will be offering the tests at a cost of R1 200 from Monday this week.
Mzansi seems to share Warras' sentiments on the issue, some even calling it a money-making scam.
Here are some of the views shared on Twitter:
@LucidDreamer_BK: "Do y'all think business are there to take care of people? We a hustlers here, you see an opportunity to rake in money, do it. And easy you will see masks being five times more expensive."
@Steven1TM: "When they said they were ready for coronavirus we didn't understand. *Ready to make money."
@ayanda_mthembu1: "It's such a sad reality, what about the poor? Where are they going to get the money? Put life before profit for once."
@Mbokodo_: "Talk about the slay queen of all viruses."
Briefly.co.za recently reported that Lancet Laboratories’ clinical virologist Prof Eftyhia Vardas said that due to the increasing number of countries that have sustained person-to-person spread of the virus and continued international travel, the demand for testing was increasing.
There have been four confirmed cases of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in South Africa so far. Earlier this week, Briefly.co.za reported that a school in Gauteng opted to shut its doors on Monday over concerns emanating from the coronavirus after one of its teachers had come into contact with 10 people who holidayed together in Italy, contracting the virus along the way.
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