Angus Buchan, wife test positive for COVID-19

Angus Buchan, wife test positive for COVID-19

Evangelist and author Angus Buchan has announced that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Angus Buchan and Jill Buchan test positive for covid19

Buchan took to social media on Thursday to break the news where he also called for prayers for all those who may have contracted the illness along with him.


His wife Jill also tested positive for COVID-19.


"After speaking to my private physician this morning – who has been in contact with the laboratory that holds our results, we received greater clarity on our results," he said in a statement.


"We had indeed tested positive for the coronavirus. However we are not showing symptoms and are in good health."


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The president underwent testing days after he declared a 21-day lockdown, set to come into effect at midnight on Thursday. As of Wednesday, South Africa had a total of 709 coronavirus cases. Spokesperson in the Presidency, Khusela Diko, says the president remains in good health.

It's believed that he came into contact with infected persons at a church gathering in the Free State earlier this month.


Buchan was part of the congregation that took part in the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, which was hosted by the Divine Restoration Ministries in Bloemfontein.


The statement adds: "As per the regulations surrounding the virus, anyone that has been in contact with us needs to isolate themselves and if they start to display symptoms, they would need to get tested for coronavirus."


This week, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the bulk of the coronavirus infections recorded in the Free State came from people who had attended this church conference.

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