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vavi1News24 reports that SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has tested positive for Covid-19.  He told eNCA during an interview on Thursday that he had no idea how he was exposed to the novel coronavirus.  

Vavi said he was tested for the virus on Wednesday after catching what felt like the flu on Friday.  His condition worsened over the weekend.  Vavi joins a string of prominent South Africans who have contracted the virus, including ACDP leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe and MP Steve Swart, as well as the president of Netball South Africa, Cecilia Molokwane.  Vavi said he underwent a test to be on the safe side and explained further as follows:  "The worst I was expecting was to test positive and there you are… the reason why it's such a dangerous disease or virus is because you take it so lightly."  Vavi told News24 that when he received his results, he was already feeling better.

  • Read the original of the report in the above regard by Tshidi Madia at News24

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