Coronavirus: Zwelinzima Vavi thankful after release from hospital

Coronavirus: Zwelinzima Vavi thankful after release from hospital

- SAFTU general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been released from hospital

- This good news comes after Vavi tested positive for the coronavirus and his condition deteriorated

- Thanking citizens for their compassion, Vavi said his wife and son have not shown any symptoms

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South African Federation of Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has headed home following his coronavirus ordeal.

Commenting on his improved condition, Vavi was positive a full recovery is on the cards:

"I was discharged from hospital! Resting at home now but still in isolation. Will test on Monday but I remain positive that victory is certain!"

READ ALSO: Saftu's Zwelinzima Vavi hospitalised due to coronavirus reported that Vavi had posted a concerning clip on social media after he tested positive for the virus, with numerous citizens worried of his health.

Now, Vavi expressed his gratitude towards those who showed their solidarity during the ordeal

"Thank you all of you for so much love and solidarity! My wife and 7-year-old boy have shown no symptoms whatsoever!"

Vavi had earlier relayed how his first coronavirus test had come back with a negative result. However, when his symptoms continued to worsen, he had insisted on another test.

The second test had confirmed his suspicions that he had indeed contracted the virus, with contact tracing being conducted to determine who he had made contact with during this period.

Meanwhile, Police Minister Bheki Cele hasn't ruled out the possibility of the current lockdown being extended, saying that the health of South African citizens is the top priority in the fight against the pandemic.

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