Coronavirus: South Africans in China 'anxious' to get home

Twins, Mvuzo Nkcosolwana-Vili and Mvuyisi Nkcosolwana-Vili are currently still in the Hubei province. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans who are still in China are anxious to get home.

Twins, Mvuzo Nkcosolwana-Vili and Mvuyisi Nkcosolwana-Vili are still in the Hubei province.

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They say people on the ground are agitated and emotional as everything has been put on lockdown.

The SA government says South Africans being brought back home from China are coronavirus free.

A spokesperson for the Presidency, Khusela Diko, explains.

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"We can confirm that President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed that SA citizens in Wuhan province in China are repatriated back to SA. Cabinet took this decision following representation and request from individuals and their families."

Diko says none of them has been diagnosed with a coronavirus.

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"Upon arrival, they will be quarantined for 21 days as an additional precautionary measure."

A total of 132 out of 199 have requested repatriation.

Watch the full interview with the twins currently still in Hubei province, China.

Source
eNCA

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