COVID-19 Patients May Not Be Forced Into State Quarantine Facilities

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NEWS: The Pretoria High Court has ruled on a case brought forward by the lobby group, Afriforum, that COVID-19 patients may not be forced into state quarantine facilities. The judgement was handed down on Wednesday, June 4, challenging the validity of regulations that forbid self-isolation.

The Department of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs did not oppose the application. AfriForum head of campaigns – Monique Taute explains what the ruling means for those who test positive for COVID-19.

The National Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA) – Dr. Angelique Coetzee says that the judgement is in line with the National Department of Health guidelines on how to treat patients who are positive with COVID-19.

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