Two South Africans have tested positive for the coronavirus while on a cruise ship in Japan, according to a state-run medical institute.
“We confirm that these citizens are currently being treated in Japan and are in good care,” said a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
It said the South African authorities are in constant contact with the affected individuals and Japanese authorities.
The two South Africans were part of the Princess Diamond Cruise Ship in Japan.
The institute said to date there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa, but the institute