First Covid-19 case confirmed at ‘Sun City’ prison in Johannesburg
News24 previously reported the outbreak of the virus at the prison emanated from an official working in its female section.
The second positive case was confirmed on 8 April after an official, who sought out the services of a private laboratory, received her results.
Also in the Eastern Cape, one official at St Albans Correctional Centre in Port Elizabeth tested positive for Covid-19.
Other prisons with confirmed cases
On Tuesday, the department announced the first Covid-19 case at a prison in Gauteng after an official at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, also known as Sun City, tested positive.
In the Western Cape, the Worcester Correctional Centre became the second prison in South Africa where an inmate had tested positive for Covid-19.
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As of Wednesday, seven officials and a prisoner have tested positive at the prison, while 15 officials at the Warm Bokkeveld Prison, also in the Western Cape, also tested positive.
The Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Limpopo has recorded two cases.
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