- Zwelinzima Vavi has revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus
- The general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions revealed his flu symptoms would not go away
- His children, wife and other members of his household will now be tested
South African Federation of Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Speaking to eNCA on Thursday, Vavi revealed that he had sought out testing multiple times after his flu-like symptoms failed to go away.
Testing for the first time over the weekend, Vavi was told his temperature was completely normal.
However, the symptoms continued for days, resulting in Vavi demanding yet another test on Wednesday.
The results, which came in early this morning, confirmed his suspicions that he had indeed contracted the virus.
Vavi explained that he was compelled to go into self-imposed quarantine, with his children, wife and other family members who live in his home to be tested for the coronavirus.
Commenting on where he could have contracted the virus, Vavi revealed that he had no idea and would scrutinise his travel history.
Vavi recently attended a political meeting with fellow union members, held just a few days before the current lockdown period was announced.
Briefly.co.za reported that the current number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa rose to 1 380 on Wednesday, with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warning that this may be the calm before the storm.
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