According to a press statement released by the ministry on Wednesday, on May 9, 81 tests for COVID-19 were conducted on travellers from South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
“On May 11, samples were shipped to NICD in the Republic of South Africa and results were obtained on May 12. Eighty people tested negative for COVID-19 while one tested positive,” the statement says.
The Ministry has in the statement undertook to continue carrying out active case finding through vigilant screening and testing all the suspected cases at all designated points of entry, health facilities and in the communities.
It pledged to continue monitoring those on home quarantine while also pleading with the public to calm down, be vigilant and maintain safety protocols to minimise the spread of the virus.