Nearly 50 healthcare workers at a hospital in Durban tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the hospital confirmed Wednesday.

“Of the staff and doctors tested, we confirm that 47 people who are connected with our hospital have tested positive for COVID-19,’’ said Netcare, the country’s largest hospital group.

Workers were tested at Netcare’s St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban.

The statement said 33 of the workers are in self-isolation and 14 are being accommodated by Netcare to ensure they are able to self-quarantine.

The hospital group said COVID-19 has two main challenges which include those infected do not always have

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