Two Mpumalanga doctors have tested positive for coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Test tube with Corona virus name label is seen in this illustration taken on January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

Two Mpumalanga doctors have tested positive for Covid19.

According to the the department of health in Mpumalanga, the doctors stationed at Mmametlhake Hospital in the

Dr JS Moroka local municipality started experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus and when they tested, their results came back positive.

“The first doctor, after experiencing symptoms of Covid- 19, was seen at a private laboratory in Modimolle, Limpopo province, where she is residing,” said Mpumalanga health MEC Sasekani Manzini.

“The doctor had a history of travel to Cape Town in February and Johannesburg a week ago. The second doctor tested positive and had been in contact with the first since they share accommodation,” Manzini said.

She said both doctors had been asked to self-quarantine.

“Currently, the department’s outbreak response team is compiling a list of all possible contacts that came close to the doctors at their workplace in Mmametlhake Hospital.”

Manzini said she had been in contact with her counterpart in Limpopo to ensure a seamless coordination. the cases within their catchment area,” she said.

“Our outbreak response team will earnestly do all possible to put intervention measures to contain the spread of the virus.

“We seek calmness and cooperation of everyone as we strive to combat this disease before us,” said Manzini.

Mpumalanga has 14 positive cases of Covid-19 with Gert Sibande and Nkangala both having four cases and Ehlanzeni with six cases.

‘‘ “We going to work with our colleagues in Limpopo in handling

Our team will earnestly do all possible to contain the spread of virus

– Sowetan

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