The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called for the government to quarantine all victims of COVID-19 in a single place, with preference to the Robben Island prison in Cape Town.
In a statement released on Saturday, the party argues that it cannot be that South Africans who are from China are quarantined in one place while the confirmed cases are in self-quarantine.
It is ironic that over 130 South Africans from Wihan who have been confirmed not to be infected will be under forced, state quarantine. Yet, people who are infected are allowed to “self-quarantine”. This shows the inconsistency and absolute incompetence South African government policy on the spread of the virus.
We call for the immediate quarantine of all who are infected; preferably in Robben Island. It is clear that South Africa does not have a special Coronavirus facility to commit the infected persons to.
The Red Berets says Robben Island or a special facility must be immediately identified and prepared for medical care of all persons infected with Coronavirus.
South Africa now has 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus, meanwhile, South Africans who are in China have been designated a hotel in Polokwane, Limpopo as a quarantine centre on their arrival.