Case of attempted murder investigated after Covid-19 patient refuses to self-quarantine

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Case of attempted murder investigated after Covid-19 patient refuses to self-quarantine

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Police say regardless of the instruction the person continued together with his enterprise, a salon, since 21 March 2020.

The police in KwaZulu-Natal are investigating a case of attempted murder after a person who allegedly examined constructive for Covid-19 disregarded the instruction to self-quarantine and was subsequently arrested.

National police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo mentioned: “I can affirm {that a} case of attempted murder is being investigated by Ladysmith SAPS.”

Naidoo mentioned police stationed at Ladysmith on Tuesday obtained info {that a} man who allegedly examined constructive with coronavirus got here into contact with different folks within the space.

“The identical man travelled to numerous international locations [before coming back] to South Africa. On his return on 18 March 2020, he was examined constructive with the Covid-19 and was instructed to self-quarantine for at the least 14 days pending the blood outcomes.

“However the allegedly continued together with his enterprise, a salon, since 21 March 2020 and in doing so disregarded the directions by a health care provider thus allegedly contravening rules in phrases of the National Disaster Act pertaining to the Covid-19 virus.

“The 52-year-old suspect was arrested and eliminated to a hospital the place he’s presently being handled.

“An inventory of 27 individuals who had been on the salon and in addition at a non secular gathering are nonetheless being searched for testing. The matter was mentioned with the senior public prosecutor for the matter to be postponed in absentia to keep away from additional contamination.”

(Compiled by Makhosandile Zulu)

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live at 2020-03-25 14:10:49

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