Ranch Resort declared Covid-19 ‘green zone’ by Ramaphosa

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SANDF soldiers guarding the entrance to The Ranch Resort where the repatriated South Africans from Wuhan will be quarantined, 13 March 2020, Polokwane. Photo: Jacques Nelles

The Ranch Resort where the 112 South Africans who were repatriated from Wuhan, China were staying under quarantine has been declared a green zone by Cyril Ramaphosa. This means that no one in the facility has the coronavirus.

“We have gone past the 14 days of quarantine and everybody in this facility has been tested and has been found to be negative of the coronavirus; with that doctor Mkhize has said we can declare that this is now a green zone,” said Ramaphosa who was at the venue to see the group off before they were reunited with their families.

EWN reports that the group has been cleared to return to their families after testing negative for the coronavirus in a second series of tests since their arrival on 14 March 2020. The group was originally supposed to be quarantined for 21 days but they are being released earlier than expected due to these results.

The government has made all the necessary transport arrangements to get each person home.

The Citizen