A tourist who was part of a group of 11 eleven has tested positive for the novel coronavirus covid-19. The tourist was staying at the Chinsta holiday resort near East London.
The health department has ordered the hotel to shut its doors. The tourist, a man, is reported to be from Germany.
Provincial health MEC Sindiswa Gomba told DispatchLIVE that the man tested positive on Sunday morning.
“We have been told that one person has quarantined himself in his room, and that the manager suspects he has tested positive. He was tested when the group was in Pietermaritzburg. We are sending a team out there to evaluate the situation,” said Gomba.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has resorted to apologising for her comments on the coronavirus.
Zulu had ignored the numerous calls to self-isolate during this difficult time for the nation, jokingly saying that:
"Stay at home if you can, I am finding it difficult to stay at home."
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