Second COVID-19 case at UCT

CAPE TOWN - A staff member at the University of Cape Town has tested positive for coronavirus.

This is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 at UCT.

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The university says the staff member is now in self-isolation for the next two weeks under supervision from the national Department of Health.

“Contact tracing has already begun to identify the people who were in close contact with the staff member and they are all asymptomatic,” UCT said in a statement.

“They are in quarantine at home and are being monitored.”

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The university says the dean of the affected faculty has communicated the matter to members of the faculty and the building where the staff member worked has been closed.

To date, there are 116 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa.

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