This is where more than 100 South Africans were quarantined since they returned from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of Covid-19 on March 14. The citizens who have been at the resort for 14 days have now been released to go and reunite with their families. Addressing the media in Polokwane, Ramaphosa announced that all 112 citizens that were repatriated from the epicentre of the virus, have tested negative.
“We would like to thank you for agreeing to be quarantined. We are also grateful that you agreed to be tested and put under observation and we are happy that you have all been cleared of corona virus,” said Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa also extended his gratitude to the crew that made the repatriation a success.
“I thank you because you volunteered and stepped forward and said we are the ones who want to be sent. I characterise the mission you undertook as a most dangerous mission. You were going into unknown territory ,you were being sent to the epicentre of the corona virus,” said Ramaphosa.
He added that the crew’s names will be clearly written in the history of our country. The 112 citizens and the repatriation crew will now join the rest of the country in the 21 days nationwide lockdown which will be effective till April 16. South Africa has confirmed 1187 cases of covid-19, with one fatality recorded in the Western Cape province.
Written by: Y