About 40 South African National Defence Force members have been infected with COVID-19. The battalion was deployed from Cape Town to Limpopo, to patrol the border with Zimbabwe.
The soldiers were quarantined both before leaving Cape Town and on arrival in Limpopo. Despite this, several members showed symptoms and the entire battalion was tested.
The infected soldiers will remain quarantined until they recover. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.
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