East London Covid-19 patient fails to comply

An East London woman who tested positive for Covid-19 has allegedly failed to comply with measures set by the state.

According to a report published by DispatchLive the patient, who is said to have been roaming around in East London, allegedly claimed to be exercising her right to freedom of movement after testing positive for the virus following her trip from Germany.

In a press briefing with the SA Council of Churches on Monday, health MEC Sindiswa Gomba, said the patient should not infringe on the rights of others.

“[She] places people at unnecessary risk and as such, we want to call on law enforcement agencies to deal decisively with anyone found to be in contravention of the national state of disaster regulations that have been gazetted,”

The report further stated that Gomba also called on Germany to “immediately repatriate its tourists or they may be isolated and quarantined indefinitely”.

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