Transnet SOC Ltd has confirmed that a member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19. A spokesperson said the case was reported on April 2.
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Transnet SOC Ltd has confirmed that a member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19. A spokesperson said the case was reported on April 2. Picture: Pixabay

Transnet confirms first positive Covid-19 case

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Apr 7, 2020

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Durban - Transnet SOC Ltd has confirmed that a member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19. A spokesperson said the case was reported on April 2.

"In line with the protocols set by the Department of Health and the World Health Organisation, the employee and family have been quarantined. Employees who have come into contact with the positive case have been advised to self-isolate," the spokesperson said. 

Meanwhile, a second Transnet employee is in quarantine after his wife tested positive for coronavirus. 

"We are  closely monitoring the employee. Our priority is the health and safety of its employees, customers and their families. We will continue to adhere to strict health and safety protocol to ensure the safety of everyone," the spokesperson said. 

On Monday, the Health Ministry confirmed that there were 1686 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa. 

Gauteng recorded the highest number of positive cases, sitting at 719 with the Western Cape on 462 and KwaZulu-Natal on 257.


National Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said there were 12 deaths recorded. The latest was a 57-year-old man from the Western Cape. 

"He was admitted to hospital on April 5. He was a diabetic patient with ischaemic (a restriction in blood supply to tissues) heart disease. We convey our condolences to the family of the deceased. We must also not forget to appreciate the health workers that treated the deceased patient," he said. 

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