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CelebrityLerato Sengadi opens up about being tested for COVID-19

Lerato Sengadi opens up about being tested for COVID-19

Publicist and activist Lerato Sengadi has expressed her frustration with the experience after she tested for Covid-19 after visiting Europe.

The South African government advised people to call 0800-029-999 as soon as they believe they have symptoms.

Lerato recently made a trip to Europe, she said she had flu-like symptoms, which made her to think she might be infected with COVID-19.

“I called the line after starting to have flu symptoms. Ordinarily, I would get over-the-counter meds, but because I was recently in Europe I wanted to do the responsible thing and get checked.

“I called twice and both times the consultants said I should go to the doctor and into self-isolation, which is obviously contradictory to the messages circulating. They said there is no free testing. Testing cannot be done at the doctor but at a hospital,” she wrote.

Lerato Sengadi opens up about being tested for COVID-19
Lerato Sengadi

When she met a doctor, she had to pay R1,500 for a nasal swab and was told to self-isolate as a precautionary measure.

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