- Zwelinzima Vavi has been hospitalised following the revelation that he tested positive for the coronavirus
- Vavi said his seven-year-old son has also tested positive for the virus
- He has shared two videos of social media emphasising that he will beat the virus
South African Federation of Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been hospitalised after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Vavi took to social media on Sunday night to share with South Africans that he has been admitted for hospitalisation as a precautionary measure.
At the weekend, Vavi shared two videos of himself explaining how the virus has affected his health.
He captioned a video he posted on Sunday night:
"Admitted for hospitalisation! Doctors just want to ensure! Thanks again!"
In the video, Vavi taks about how he is determined to win the battle against Covid-19.
"I feel fine. I have a little bit of a heavy chest and heavy lungs which I'm now going to check with the doctors. They'll check the levels of my oxygen. I think I'll be fine thereafter."
Vavi said his family tested negative for the disease except his son, a seven-year-old twin.
"The doctor advised that the kids run this thing off without even having to take medicine."
Vavi's wife is also fine but "she has to check again".
"I'm sure she will be fine irrespective of the results."
He asked the South Africans to keep on praying for everyone who has been affected by the outbreak of the virus.
"Keep on praying, keep on sending those messages not only to me but everybody who has been affected. All messages are important. We appreciate every message we have received."
"I salute you for your open and public approach to your diagnosis and illness. Leadership! Forward to recovery, phambili!"
"We keep you in our prayers Mr Vavi and your family. Your strength and courage is really admirable... You are exemplary to many. You will beat this virus sooner.. God is on control."
He captioned a video he posted on Saturday afternoon:
"#coronavirus - never give up! The fight is on!"
On the video, Vavi can be seen excessively sweating, but he reiterates that the virus "will fall".
"Corona has finally met its match. It stands no chance, none whatsoever."
Briefly.co.za reported that Vavi had to test multiple times to confirm his suspicions that he had indeed contracted the virus.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced on Monday that the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 1 656 cases with 11 fatalities.
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