According to local media reports, General Khra Story, the director of the South African National Police, tested positive for COVID-19 after contacting a member of the South African police who had contracted the novel coronavirus.
It is reported that Story has not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 at this stage and has entered a state of autonomous isolation.
After various tests, Story said, doctors told him that he did not need to be hospitalized, but that he must immediately undergo self-quarantine for at least 10 days and prescribed some vitamins for him.
Brigadier General Vihi Naido, spokesman of the South African National Police, said that Lieutenant General Cindy Mfazi has been appointed as the temporary Director-General of the South African National Police, pending further notice.
He added that the South African police member who Kehra Story contacted is also in autonomous isolation and in good condition.