NATIONAL NEWS - The news of his diagnosis spread like wildfire on social media, but Dr Kuhn could not give personal comment as the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has a protocol in place for medical professionals who contract the disease and only they can communicate with the media.
As a result of the diagnosis, Busamed Lowveld Private Hospital closed its doors for the public yesterday to implement precautionary measures and adhere to the prescribed protocol.
None of the medical personnel placed under quarantine has presented any flu-like symptoms and has not been tested.
The hospital is working closely with the NICD and Department of Health to ensure that all patient and visitor safety measures are in place.
They could not provide any further information and said they would inform the public as soon as possible of their operational status.
The public is advised to call the coronavirus hotline on 0800 029 999 with any suspected coronavirus cases or to report or obtain information relevant to the pandemic.