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SA Coronavirus survivors share their stories

Published Apr 4, 2020


DURBAN - Despite the stress surrounding the infection rate and potential rise of Coronavirus cases in South Africa, the total recovery currently stands at 45 people.

The first South African infected with the coronavirus recovered last month and has been discharged back to his family and home. Some of these recovered patients have taken to social media to share their stories.

Record label boss Lunga Nombewu, who tested positive for Covid-19 on March 16 announced that his latest results came out negative on Tuesday.

"I ate lots of fruit and vegetables. I wasn't feeling sick and I did not have any symptoms. I had a headache because of stress and the other day I had a runny nose. I was very lucky to not have the bad symptoms that I've seen others go through. I also kept busy by campaigning on social media so that people can take Covid-19 seriously,” he said.

Meanwhile, a Mitchells Plain man John Witbooi who also survived the Covid-19 virus, shared his message of hope via social media. Witbooi shared a letter issued to him by the Western Cape Health to confirm that he can come out of self-quarantine on 27 March.

“I just want everyone to listen to our President so that we can defeat the virus because the virus can’t spread if it’s not moved around.”

Some of the world’s famous celebrities who have since recovered include:

British royal Prince Charles, Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre,

musician Pink and her 3-year-old son Jameson, actor

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, former star of

The Bachelor

Colton Underwood

and singer and actress Sara Bareilles.

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