- The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased to 13 with six new cases announced
- An official statement confirmed that all new patients had travelled outside of the country
- South Africans have flooded social media with their views on the latest coronavirus update
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that another six South Africans have contracted the coronavirus.
In a statement issued on the development, Mkhize revealed that all of the new infections had been contracted abroad.
Mkhize further explained that all patients have been dealt with and tracing has begun for all cases:
"All the patients have now been advised. Those who are symptomatic have started receiving treatment. Some of these patients are already in hospital while some, specifically those who are asymptomatic, are in self-quarantine. Contact tracing has also started for all these cases."
This means South Africa's tally is now up to 13 positive Covid-19 cases and Mzansi is freaking out. Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions South Africans had to the latest coronavirus update.
Sakhi Malangeni, who goes by the Twitter handle @malangeni_sakhi, commented:
"Yet you still go to China to fetch others. This government wants to kill us."
Another tweep, @Portia15403789, asked:
"Can the minister please explain why people from affected countries are not quarantined."
On Tuesday, Briefly.co.za reported scientists are offering people R73 400 to be infected with the new Covid-19 virus.
The aim of the research is to find a vaccine for the deadly virus and our readers had a lot to say about the dangerous proposal.
Some joked they were willing to do it while other said the money wasn't nearly enough.