- The musician Pink tested positive for the disease after developing symptons
- She has recovered after self-isolation and has donated R19 million to help fight the disease
- She and her 3-year-old son were both infected
The superstar Pink has revealed that she and her son both tested positive for Covid-19 after they started to show symptoms of the virus.
She revealed in an online post that she was able to get herself tested.
"Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive," she wrote.
Briefly.co.za learned that after another test a few weeks later, she and her son tested negative, they had self-isolated as soon as they found out they were infected.
"It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible," she added. "This illness is serious and real.
"People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities."
In an extremely generous move, she donated $500,000 (R19 million) to help fight the Coronavirus in Los Angeles according to Channel 24.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on a UK firm that after initially declining to help has offered to assist a South African NGO to redesign one of its old ventilator models to be locally manufactured.
South Africa only has 4000 ventilators in public and private hospitals throughout the country, which is not enough if critical cases rise sharply.
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