[LISTEN] Limpopo to force COVID-19 positive individuals into quarantine

[LISTEN] Limpopo to force COVID-19 positive individuals into quarantine

Limpopo's MEC for Health, Phophi Ramathuba says her provincial government will force individuals who test positive for the COVID-10 Coronavirus to go into quarantine at government facilities. 

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This comes in the wake of the arrest of a man who tested positive for COVID-19 in Gauteng and refused to self-quarantine. 

He was arrested in a village outside Tzaneen. 

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"The problem is exactly those who are not symptomatic. They feel they are not sick, so they will not spread the virus, whereas science is saying something completely different,' says Ramathuba. 

She ays committing the COVID-19 pandemic in Limpopo, a mostly rural province with poor infrastructure, is no small task. 

"It's going to be a tough one, I need to be honest with you," she says, noting that the interprovincial moment of people is making it especially hard to trace everyone that a person with COVID-19 could have been in contact with. 

"Hence we call for everyone to remain where they are."

Listen to Ramathuba below: 

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