NEWS: South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak has started to grow as a second case was reported in the province of Gauteng. The 39-year-old woman had travelled with the group that had arrived from Italy.
The first corona virus patient in South Africa remains isolated at Grey’s hospital in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.
The wife of the man to be diagnosed with the first coronavirus in SA has also tested positive, health minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Sunday.
“This morning we have received results of the direct contact of the first patient, his wife. She had also travelled with him to Italy as part of the group of ten.
“I now wish to advise the public that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and is therefore the third confirmed case in SA,” Mkhize said in a statement.
The couple’s two children tested negative for the virus.
“It is important to advise the public that the couple’s children were tested and their results have come out negative. However, as part of taking extra precautions, these children will remain in self quarantine until their parents have tested negative.”
India Coronavirus Outbreak Update
A three-year-old child from Kerala has tested positive for coronavirus. The child had traveled to Italy with his family was isolated at at Kerala’s Ernakulam Government Medical College.
IANS also confirmed the coronavirus news update, saying that the child had travelled to Italy along with his parents and had returned on March 7. This is the sixth new positive case in the state.
The central government had on Sunday confirmed five (5) new cases who had travel history to Italy.
- The child had recently travelled to Italy
- The child has been kept in isolation ward at a state medical college
Meanwhile, a factory worker who came in contact with the coronavirus positive businessman from Agra, has also tested positive, IANS reported. The new patient was admitted to Agra district hospital while three suspected patients from Aligarh and four from Siddhartha Nagar have been quarantined.
This takes the total number of cases to 41 in the country. The coronavirus outbreak has spread to over 90 countries with over 1 lakh cases worldwide.
After five fresh coronavirus cases in the state, the Kerala government on Sunday issued a renewed alert and warned action against those hiding travel history to affected nations.