Statement about the first confirmed COVID19 case in EC

We note the confirmation of a person who tested positive for Covid19 in the province. This is a person who travelled to Germany recently.

Now that this case has been confirmed, treatment protocols are kicking in with the patient being taken to quarantine.

We are also tracing all the people that this patient had physical contact with to take them through tests for the virus.

We are now at a point where all of us must be extra careful and intensify the implementation of prevention measures.

We wish this patient speedy recovery and we wish the entire medical team that will be working the patient the best of luck.

Our facilities are ready to provide medical treatment to the patient. Members of the public must not panic but must implement every precautionary measure that has been communicated to prevent the spread of this virus.

Nb: This statement must be attributed to Premier Lubabalo Mabuyane.

For information please contact:

For more information, please contact:

Premier’s Spokesperson: Mr Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha – ?0829558833?
Health MEC’s Spokesperson: Ms Judy Ngoloyi – ?060 564 5389

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