MEC for Health Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has announced that the first South African Caronavirus patient has been sent home, as he is now free of the virus. She said that you become free of the virus when you do not have any symptoms anymore and after you have been tested twice and both tests come back negative.
Patient zero does not show any symptoms anymore and all his tests have come back negative, and it is very good for the community to know. His wife has also been sent home.
Two other patients had also been discharged on Saturday after both of their tests came back negative.
The fourth patient, who was at a private facility, also went home on Saturday, also due to both of the test showing negative and no more symptoms present.
Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said that it is important for the community to know that there is hope once the virus is identified and have been treated.