KNYSNA NEWS - A Knysna ward councillor, Peter Myers and his wife, Candace have tested positive for Covid-19. The couple had recently travelled overseas for their godson's wedding and further travelling and sightseeing.
The couple are the first two known positive cases of Covid-19 - not only in Knysna, but in the Garden Route.
They have isolated themselves and adhered to all medical advice, restricting contact as best they could.
Myers' public statement reads as follows:
"Candace and I have tested positive for the coronavirus. We are currently in day 5!
"All the authorities had requested that we do not go onto social media until advised otherwise. We have followed their request, and they have now told us to go ahead.
"We arrived back in South Africa after attending our godson’s wedding in Switzerland, and a few days of sightseeing in Prague and Vienna.
"We arrived in George on Friday 13 March… We showed no symptoms at all. We passed through two temperature tests at OR Tambo. My brother in law brought dust masks for us, and we were the only ones to touch our luggage. At all times throughout our trip, we exercised as much care as we could. After being collected from the airport, we came straight home, and went directly to our bedroom.
"Our daughter has not been to school since we returned home.
"Our staff have not been to work since our return home (they are on paid leave until further notice).
"The only time we have left the house was to go to our doctor and then to the lab to get the swabs done, we kept as much distance as possible between us and everyone else.
"Our symptoms started on Friday night/Saturday morning. We both had severe fevers, body chills, body aches and headaches. That is all. I have developed a slight cough, but we are feeling much better.
"We will continue to be in isolation for at least another 16 days and longer if required.
"We will also keep posting to explain how the disease is progressing, and any insights we can give."
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