Coronavirus Victim Faces Attempted Murder Charge In South Africa
A businessman aged 52 years who had earlier on tested positive for coronavirus has been charged for attempted, after ignoring the 14-day quarantine directive. The man reportedly went on with his daily routine, thereby endangering those around him.
The incident occurred after South Africa’s Health Minister, Mhkize, issued a warning stating names of those evading treatment would be published if the need arises.
He was put under arrest for his uncouth behaviour putting at peril the lives of his fellow citizens. Attempted murder investigations have been launched by Ladysmith SAPS, as reported by IOL.
The 52-year old man unheeded clear instructions on a very sensitive national matter hence bending rules associated with natural Disaster Act in accordance with the COVID-19 virus.
The man after testing positive chose to ignore the virus spread prevention which includes keen observance of at least 14-day self-quarantine period, went ahead with his work and exposed other community members to the respiratory illness.
Naidoo clarified that since he was confirmed positive, the man has come into contact with not less than 27 people who are currently being sought to undergo the testing procedure.
South African citizens are still being urged to adhere to the set conditions by the government and help limit the spread of the infectious respiratory illness. More tests are still underway and briefings on the matter are scheduled.