Ladysmith Salon Owner Arrested For Not-Self Quarantining

A total of 27 people, who were at the salon, and a religious gathering, are being requested for testing after mingling with the 52-year-old man, National police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said.

Ladysmith salon owner has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after being tested positive for coronavirus and went against an instruction to self-quarantine/ picture from TimesLIVE

A Ladysmith salon owner has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after being tested positive for coronavirus and went against an instruction to self-quarantine he also continued to work at his business.

A total of 27 people, who were at the salon, and a religious gathering, are being requested for testing after mingling with the 52-year-old man, National police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said.

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“On March 24 at approximately 15:30, Ladysmith police officers received information that a man who allegedly tested positive with coronavirus came in contact with other people in the Ladysmith area. The same man traveled to various countries to South Africa. On his return on March 18, he was tested positive with the Covid-19 and was instructed to self-quarantine for at least 14 days pending the blood results.”

“However the man allegedly continued with his business since March 21 and in doing so disregarded the instructions by a doctor thus allegedly contravening regulations in terms of the National Disaster Act pertaining to the Covid-19 virus,” he said.

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The man was caught and arrested.

“He was removed to a hospital where he is currently being treated.”

“The matter was discussed with the senior public prosecutor for the matter to be postponed in absentia to avoid further contamination,” Naidoo said.

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