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Family Of DA Councillor Test Positive For COVID-19 After Wedding

Myers said they phoned a private laboratory at Life Knysna hospital and were told to come in for testing. But when they arrived, officials said they had been instructed not to do any additional Covid-19 testing.

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Peter and Candace Myers/PhotoFile: News24

A DA ward councillor and his wife, who have both tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, have not been able to touch their 12-year-old daughter since they arrived back from Europe last Friday.

Their daughter even lives in a separate part of the house. The councillor and his wife (Peter and Candace Myers) were in Switzerland last week for their godson’s wedding and visited Prague and Vienna.

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Peter’s brother-in-law fetched the couple from the George airport on Friday with a mask after they passed the fever detection measures at OR Tambo International with flying colours.

But the next morning, both began experiencing fever, chills, aches and headaches.

Myers said they phoned a private laboratory at Life Knysna hospital and were told to come in for testing. But when they arrived, officials said they had been instructed not to do any additional Covid-19 testing.

The couple went to their doctor, who organised a test at Ampath at the hospital.

Orderlies carried out the test while they were sitting in their car. Myers said the taking of a sample from his throat was so invasive it almost made him nauseous.

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“Friday night was the worst for me, so far. I coughed very badly,” said Peter, adding that he still had a fever.

Candace wrote on Facebook that she felt better on Friday and no longer had a headache.

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“Neither of us can taste or smell. Our appetite isn’t great either but we’re eating to keep our energy levels up,” she wrote.

Peter said they haven’t been able to give their daughter a hug since returning from overseas.

“We’ve only been able to see her. She lives on the other side of the house.”

The councillor said they were contacted earlier in the week by authorities – including intelligence services – who wanted details of their flight and were visited by the chief medical officer in the district.

“We tried to use every possible precaution, but we still got the virus. You have no idea where it is or who has it. The only thing you can do is to isolate yourself so you don’t get it, or so that you don’t infect others if you have it.”

They are isolating themselves for 21 days, using the medicine that is available over the counter and drinking warm water with lemon, ginger and honey.

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Thato Motaung for SurgeZirc SA
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