Angus Buchan, wife test positive for COVID-19

Angus Buchan on Shalom Farm in Greytown, SA.

File image: Angus Buchan on Shalom Farm in Greytown, SA.

BLOEMFONTEIN - Prominent Christian evangelist Angus Buchan announced on Thursday he and his wife Jill Buchan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The pair were tested for COVID-19 on 21 March and received the results of the privately conducted test on Thursday.

Buchan posted on his Instagram the following message, "after speaking to my private physician this morning – who has been in contact with the laboratory that holds our results, we received greater clarity on our results.

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"We had indeed tested positive for the coronavirus. However, we are not showing symptoms and are in good health.

"As per the regulations surrounding the virus, anyone that has been in contact with us needs to isolate themselves and if they start to display symptoms, they would need to get tested for coronavirus, Buchan said.

"We apologise for the confusion and will pray for the good health of all those who have been in contact with us," the evangelist said.

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