A 52-year-old man who allegedly tested positive for Covid-19 but went back to work, has been arrested for attempted murder, Police confirmed.
National police spokesperson Vish Naidoo says they received information about the man on Tuesday and have been told he’s come into contact with nearly 30 people.
“The same man travelled to various countries to South Africa. On his return on March 18, he was tested positive with the Covid-19 and was instructed to self-quarantine for at least 14 days pending the blood results.
However the allegedly continued with his business and in doing so disregarded the instructions by a doctor thus allegedly contravening regulations in terms of the National Disaster Act pertaining to the Covid-19 virus.
The 52-year-old suspect was arrested and removed to a hospital where he is currently being treated,” Naidoo said.
Meanwhile, The man is now under quarantine in hospital.
Covid-19 cases in South Africa
On Wednesday, national health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, confirmed that there were currently 709 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in South Africa.