Travel bans having some impact says health ministry

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- dispatchlive.co.za | 6 days ago

Manzi said most people carrying the infection had arrived from high-risk countries.

“What we envisage is going to happen is that those people who travelled abroad are going to pass the infection to somebody here in the country, someone who never travelled. Occasionally there will be sporadic infections, where we don't know where that person picked up the infection,” said Manzi.

She said an example was a South African who travelled to a high-risk country, came back without the necessary screening for the virus, met with family and friends and infected those around him or her.

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