The South Africa authority has charged two men who refused to self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus for attempted murder.
Mr. Bheki Cele, the police minister who announced the incident at a conference on Wednesday, accused them of exposing others to the deadly virus.
Part of the statement reads.
“If you break these laws of regulations you are six months in, or fine, or both.
“Two people have been charged already… who deliberately moved around after they were told.
“So it’s not a fairytale to say the law will act and act very harsh on you. The first case was a 52-year old salon owner diagnosed with coronavirus on March 18 and instructed to quarantine for at least 14 days.
“The second charge was filed against a male tourist who tested positive for Covid-19 while on holiday at Kruger National Park.”
Mr. Vish Naidoo, the Police spokesperson, said the first suspect was arrested on Tuesday after local officials raised an alarm of a coronavirus case being seen around the western city of Ladysmith, in KwaZulu-Natal province.
The foreign tourist who also tested positive for the virus reportedly ignored instruction of remaining in his hotel
The authority said he had interactions with many persons yet to be identified in the town of Saint Lucia before he was arrested.
The country has recorded 709 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, forcing Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, the South Africa president to issue a 21 days lockdown order.