Four Children Test Positive For Coronavirus
By Kenneth Tobi
Four children have tested positive for coronavirus in South Africa.
The children, less than five years of age are some of the 23 confirmed cases in the country.
This is the highest one-day increase since the country confirmed its first case.
The Health Minister Zweli Mkhize revealed that the results of those tested are only released after they are verified by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and public laboratories.
South Africa now has 85 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This means there has been an increase of 23 from yesterday’s announcement - Minister of Health, #ZweliMkhize #COVID19SouthAfrica #CoronaVirusUpdate
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) March 18, 2020
Mkhize confirmed that all 100 South Africans who were repatriated from Wuhan in China have been tested and confirmed virus-free.
He stated that the group will, however, remain in quarantine at a hotel in Limpopo province.
South Africa confirmed its first case on 5th March, a man who arrived from Italy with his wife who later tested positive as well on 8th March.
The country has reported additional cases since then, but the highest spike so far was reported on Tuesday night.