SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has tested positive for Covid-19.
He told eNCA during an interview on Thursday that he had no idea how he was exposed to the novel coronavirus.
It’s true I tested positive to #CoronavirusInSouthAfrica Had a lingering flue since Friday! Felt I must act on caution & tested on Saturday but they only checked the temp which was normal.Flue persisted & Tuesday went back to the doc & insisted on proper testing – boom – positive
— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) April 2, 2020
South Africa has recorded five deaths resulting from Coronavirus, with 1 353 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, made the announcement at a media briefing in eThekweni on Tuesday.
To date, the country has conducted 39 500 tests.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced revised regulations that call on the taxi industry to among others, reduce the number of passengers ferried per ride during the 21-day nationwide lockdown, implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.
He addressed the media at the Noord Taxi Rank on Wednesday, shortly after addressing traffic officers who have been deployed to ensure compliance with the published regulations during the lockdown.
Under the regulations, passenger numbers are determined according to the licensed capacity of the vehicle.