The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed that there are four military personal who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Three of the cases are from the Western Cape and one from Gauteng.

The SANDF says none of the staff who have contracted the virus are uniformed members nor members deployed in support of the SAPS.

They have assured the public that the members who tested positive for the virus – were not deployed to field operations to enforce the lockdown regulations.

The SANDF says they have identified quarantine and isolation facilities for the military community in preparation for the envisaged overflow in military hospitals and sickbays.

The facilities are Department of Defence establishments with accommodation capacity in all Provinces.

Correctional Services Department coronavirus cases increase to 78

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases at the Correctional Services Department has increased to 78. The new cases mostly come from the East London Correctional Centre and includes 53 inmates and 25 officials.

On Monday, the Port-Elizabeth-based St Albans Correctional Centre and the department’s head offices in Pretoria each registered one positive case of the virus.

All the figures are part of the 78. The department’s spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo has appealed to all those who have been in contact with people who have tested positive for the virus to inform the department.

In the video below, spokesperson for the Popcru Richard Mamabolo reacts to news that some officials tested positive for COVID-19