- A Gauteng family was apprehended by police after fleeing from hospital
- The family had tested positive for Covid-19 and were being treated when they made a run for it
- Following a successful court order, police officers tracked down the family and forced them into quarantine
The coronavirus pandemic seems to be causing fear and panic amongst South Africans.
A Gauteng-based family recently tested positive for Covid-19, but their behaviour made it impossible for health workers to treat them.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the family refused to be placed under quarantine and fled from the hospital.
The Gauteng Department of Health applied for an urgent court order on Monday and it was granted in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
IOL reported that the family was then tracked down and taken in by police officers.
Spokesperson for the department Kwara Kekana said, “We are pleased that the family was found around 12h30 this afternoon and is currently being attended to at a designated health facility.”
Kekana revealed that mother and daughter tested positive for the virus, but the father then refused to be tested, and they all soon fled.
It's been reported that the dreaded virus has claimed the lives of more than 7 500 people around the world.
Amidst the chaos, Briefly.co.za reported that Clergyman TB Joshua provided a surprising revelation to his congregation recently.
According to Joshua, the coronavirus would cease to exist by March 27th.
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