Suspected coronavirus patients stopped at SA border

Suspected coronavirus patients stopped at SA border

Pilgrims wearing masks walk through the courtyard of the shrine of Imam Ali on February 25, 2020 in the holy Iraqi central city of Najaf, where the first case of coronavirus COVID-19 has been documented in Iraq. Picture: Haidar HAMDANI / AFP

A group of Chinese tourists were quarantined and tested before being sent back home, after some of them showed signs of potential contaminaton with the novel coronavirus. The Chinese government has commended South Africa for the swift action.

China has commended South Africa for its quick action in preventing the coronavirus from spreading into the country, after South African authorities moved quickly to control a group of Chinese tourists from Madagascar en-route to South Africa. The tourists were quarantined and tested, before they were sent back home, the portfolio committee on health and tourism heard during their joint session on Tuesday. It was feared that had the tourists’ movement not been detected, their arrival in South African could have caused panic in the country. Tourism portfolio committee chairperson Supra Mahumapelo confirmed that there had a group en-route to...




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