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WC's Mbombo to self-quarantine after French consul-general confirms infection

France's Consul-General Laurent Amar on Wednesday afternoon tweeted the confirmation and in response, Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo indicated that they had met more than three times in the past few weeks.

FILE: Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo. Picture: @WCHealthMEC/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - France's Consul-General in Cape Town has tested positive for COVID-19.

Laurent Amar on Wednesday afternoon tweeted the confirmation in order to inform all potential contacts and break the chain of transmission.

French Ambassador Aurelien Lechevallier: "He sent a message on Twitter also to inform people that could have been in touch with him over the last few days. He feels much better now but last weekend he was pretty sick, that's the reason why he went to the doctor and did the test."

Staff would now be quarantined.

"What we've decided from the team, the staff at the consulate here in Cape Town will all be in quarantine."

In response to his tweet, Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo indicated that they had met more than three times in the past few weeks.

She tweeted that meant she must now self-quarantine immediately.

The French consulate has confirmed to EWN that Amar was in self-isolation.

To track the latest developments around the coronavirus both in South Africa and abroad, click on this live status report from Strategix.

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