African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe says he is still not showing any symptoms from the coronavirus since he tested positive for the disease last month.
Meshoe tested positive after attending a religious gathering in Bloemfontein where he came into contact with five international guests who had contracted the coronavirus.
Meshoe, who has been in self-isolation since last month, says he is feeling healthy.
“I’m feeling very good, I’m feeling very well. I’m healthy and not a single challenge in my body but I’m definitely feeling very good and this is my 21st day since I self-isolated.”
Reverend Meshoe spoke to SABC News about his health post-diagnosis of COVID-19.
Even though I have no symptoms of #Covid_19SA, I decided to be tested this afternoon. The officials that came were very professional & respectful. After the testing one of them said, “you don’t look like you have the virus, you look strong & healthy for your age.” PTL.
— Kenneth Meshoe (@RevMeshoe) March 22, 2020
Meshoe’s Deputy, Steve Swart also tested positive for the virus.
South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been open about his fight against coronavirus after he tested positive with the virus and was later hospitalised.
In the video below, Vavi who is now recovering from home, spoke to SABC News from his hospital bed last week.
Vavi says his wife and child do not have any symptoms. He says he wants to break the pandemic stigma.
The reason I came out in public was to help educate all that every can get the virus irrespective of the social status! I think that has help to de stigmatize the #Covid_19 Posting about recovery also shows the virus can be defeated if we fight back together! https://t.co/wm5Gomjo9O
— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) April 11, 2020
As of Sunday April 12, there are currently 25 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in the country with 2173 confirmed cases while there are over 400 recoveries.
As at today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in South Africa is 2173. This is an increase of 145 from the previously reported cases. pic.twitter.com/iOI2wFr4bA
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 12, 2020
The graph below shows how you can protect yourself from the virus: