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A man who tested positive for COVID-19 has been arrested at a village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.

2020-03-28 11:53:00 AM

A man who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been arrested at a village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.

A man who tested positive for COVID-19 has been arrested at a village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.

has been arrested at a village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba says the man tested positive in Gauteng and instead of self-isolation he went back to his home village outside Tzaneen.He was traced by the tracer team with the help of the provincial health department and the

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police. The department says it won’t hesitate to take action against anyone who breaks the rules.The man is believed to have had contact with other people when he went back home. After his results came out positive, the tracer teams in Gauteng struggled to locate him until he was found in Limpopo.

Ramathuba has expressed concern that the inter-movements of people between provinces will exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Ramathuba says the department might have problems dealing with imported cases if people ignore a call to lockdown.

Authorities have urged people to use a tissue when they sneeze or cough and then throw the tissue away – as the country struggles to slow the spread of the coronavirus.For more updates on the coronavirus in South Africa and worldwide, add the official government COVID-19 support service on WhatsApp on 0600 123 456.



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The person who wrote the heading must be locked up That's a joke or what....How come. A k lionmaking whi said this one is black? Let's not always redirect people, it's not about race this Maybe even the essential services must be closed for a mere one week just to get a little closer to the real figures

ba selfish abanye abantu What happened to that one who escaped from quarantine? ARRESTED too...NO he was told Never escape and that is it... meaning they let him go WHY? he is White He must be executed Our leaders in Limpopo are weak I feel sorry for the ill informed public, he probably thought it was the normal cold or flu.

Self quarantine is a joke. In South Africa we have people who always want to test everything .They want to see a lot of dieing then they will see this sickness is Really dangerous. Authorities must make sure that after recovery he goes straight to serving time for attempted murder That's great news They better find out where he has been all this while... because all who where with him might infected already. I guess he was arrested outside of confinement. Come on people selfisolate COVID19

Who wrote this headline That man deserves life sentence he is a killer Is the heading clear? Is the man arrested for testing positive for COVID-19 or what? Haks jail.

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