Musician Sho Madjozi has spoken of her experience after she was tested for Covid-19, telling fans that authorities initially refused to test her because she showed no symptoms.
On Monday she said in one of her tweets that it was an uphill battle.
“I tried for three days to get tested after I landed from the UK. They refused to test me everywhere because I showed no symptoms.
“Finally managed to get a test on Tuesday. My negative result came back five days later.”
Sho revealed experience led her to believe that the recent spike in cases in SA was the tip of the iceberg.
“Corona maths is tough. We have no idea how many people have this thing. Yes, we have 402 confirmed cases on 23rd of March. But it takes three days to get results so actually we had 402 cases 3 days ago. Not today.
“They are only testing people who are showing symptoms. Symptoms start showing 2-14 days after a person contracts it. Meaning we had 402 cases over a week ago. We have no idea how many people have the virus at the moment. No idea.”
She said the only solution was to “stay at home” and encouraged her fans to follow the government’s instructions to self-isolate.
She applauded the government’s decision institute a national shutdown from midnight on Thursday.