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#Covid19: Infected KZN businessman arrested after returning to work

25 March 2020 6:16 PM
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A KZN man has reportedly been arrested for attempted murder after testing positive for Covid-19 and not self-quarantining.

National police spokesperson Vish Naidoo is quoted as saying a case of attempted murder is being investigated against the 52-year-old by Ladysmith police.

On his return to South Africa after travelling to various countries the suspect was instructed to self-quarantine after testing positive, but allegedly defied the order.

He allegedly continued with his business and in doing so disregarded the instructions by a doctor thus allegedly contravening regulations in terms of the National Disaster Act pertaining to the Covid-19 virus. The 52-year-old suspect was arrested and removed to a hospital where he is currently being treated.

Vish Naidoo, Spokesperson - SAPS

The people the man was subsequently in contact with are being traced.

South Africa's tally of Covid-19 positive cases stood at 709 on Wednesday 25 March.


25 March 2020 6:16 PM
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SAPS
#Covid19
coronavirus infection
Covid-19 arrest

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