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The man tested positive on 3 March and has been in self-isolation since. We will be tracking down anyone else who may have travelled from or to the same place in Italy where this man had travelled so they can also be tested.
The minister of health in South Africa, Dr Zweli Mkhize, along with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, has confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive in South Africa.
The virus's main symptoms are fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
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He added private practitioners were aware there was a "next level" to escalate cases to the government.
The NICD is continuing to monitor COVID-19 developments globally and locally.
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The minister refused to disclose the nationality of the patient.
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Mkhize also confirmed that the cost of any treatment for infected patients would be drawn from the health budget, and that he would only request additional funding if necessary.
Mkhize also said that the couple was among the group of ten people who arrived back in South Africa from Italy on 1 March, 2020.