The Eastern cape Health Department has launched an investigation into the shocking discovery of a number of Covid-19 test samples found dumped on the side of the N2 highway near Mdantsane in East London.
The discovery comes in a week when infection rates appear to be spiraling drastically, and amid a massive testing backlog nationally and in the specific province.
The samples were apparently discovered by a jogger on Monday morning .
It is understood that the samples had a label from Grey Hospital in King Willam’s Town and were still due for testing.
In pictures posted on social media, all the patients’ details could be clearly seen.