- Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane has made a complete recovery from the disease
- She contracted the virus while on a trip to the United Kingdom
- She had a message for South Africans
Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane has recovered from the coronavirus and has been released from her two-week quarantine.
She had contracted the virus after travelling to the United Kingdom and held meetings with various sports federations.
On Saturday, she received the good news that she had tested negative for the virus, meaning that it was no longer in her system. She is one of 50 other South Africans who have recovered.
Briefly.co.za learned that South Africa currently has 1585 confirmed cases of Covid-19. The people that she interacted with on her return to South Africa have not tested positive for the virus.
"Following my results, both my Medical Doctor Sam Manthata and MEC for Health in Limpopo Dr. Phophi Ramathuba recommended that I be in quarantine for at least two weeks before I can retest again," she said in a press release on Sunday morning.
She had a message for South Africa, that the virus needs to be taken seriously and lockdown procedures must be followed according to Sport 24.
"It is such an exhausting exercise however it's worth it to be self-quarantined for my sake and the sake of those close to you. I have a 3-year-old daughter not being able to even give her a hug is a nightmare; one needs to be self-disciplined because the virus doesn't move however people do," she said.
"This virus is serious, and I see people not taking it seriously and it worries me, I will continue with my family to adhere to the precautions and the lockdown.
"To all those that were praying for me and those who never judges me and supported me a big thank you. Coronavirus knows no color, race, gender, religion whether rich or poor it will get you, so for us to safe the country please stay at home and be safe."
City Press reported on an elderly church leader who was not as fortunate as Molokwane. John Hlangeni (85) became the 3rd South African to die from the virus. He contracted the virus at the Jerusalem prayer breakfast gathering, where thousands of churchgoers attended.
Among those who were also infected were lay preacher Angus Buchan and his wife Jill as well as the African Christian Democratic Party leader, the Reverend Kenneth Meshoe.
The government has implemented a lockdown on the country and social distancing is strongly advised to slow down the spread of the virus and allow the health care system to cope with the burden. This would ultimately save lives.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on St Augustine's Hospital which has asked all former patients who visited the hospital from the 1st of March to contact the Department of Health.
The Durban based Hospital has closed some sections and will not be taking any be admissions at this stage. It has become a hotspot for the virus.
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