eSwatini records tenth coronavirus case
RUSTENBURG - eSwatini has recorded its tenth coronavirus case, health minister Lizzie Nkosi has said on Monday.
"This is a female aged 31 years from the Manzini Region. She returned to the country on 24 March from South Africa, Gauteng province, where she has been employed. She has presented with a mild disease," Nkosi said.
"A total 10 covid-19 cases are confirmed in the country. Four have tested negative for the coronavirus out of which three have been discharged. One is undergoing processes for discharge.
"Three of the patients are admitted at the isolation facility in Siteki, while two remain under home care. The latest confirmed case is still undergoing processes of admission for care," she said.
Nkosi said all patients had presented with a mild case of the disease and were recovering well.
eSwatini is on a partial lockdown in a bid to arrest the spread of Covid-19.
Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
People can protect themselves by washing hands frequently, avoiding touching their faces, and avoiding close contact with (staying at least one metre away from) other people.
The virus was first recorded in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and spread to other parts of the world. So far there are more than 1.2 million confirmed cases worldwide with more than 70,000 deaths since the outbreak over the past three months.