Former Western Cape ANC chairperson Marius Fransman has tested positive for Covid-19. Fransman made the announcement in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening. Since my return from abroad 2 weeks ago, I didn’t feel too well and decided in line with health protocols and realising that this has become life’s reality, to do a test last Monday.
After a week of waiting for my results, it is now confirmed I tested positive for the coronavirus,” he said.
Fransman said that he had been hospitalised, but was doing “fine” and his family was being taken care of and would also undergo relevant tests. He said he had also advised those he had come into contact with last month to do the same.
“I am doing well under the circumstances and want to appeal to everyone to get themselves tested if you show symptoms and let’s all start practising good hygiene, adhere to the lockdown regulations, and all join in the call to flatten the curve. On Tuesday afternoon, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said five people have died and the number of Covid-19 cases in SA has risen to 1,353.
In other news – SA scientist Gita Ramjee dies of complications due to Covid-19
Tributes are pouring in for renowned scientist Professor Gita Ramjee, the chief scientific officer for the Aurum Institute and director of the South African Medical Research
Council’s HIV Prevention Research Unit , who died on Tuesday after reportedly suffering Covid-19 related complications. The institute shared the news of Ramjee’s death in a Twitter post on Tuesday night.
Aurum is deeply saddened by the death of its Chief Scientific Officer Prof Gita Ramjee, world-renowned for her tireless work to find HIV prevention solutions for women,” the institute said. Read more