SHE’S under quarantine at home.

And although she’s feeling better, she’s terrified to go back to work.

The 38-year-old woman from KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga, who works as a cashier at a supermarket, told Daily Sun she heard two colleagues might have contracted the virus, but were working.

“I got the virus after attending a funeral,” she said.

After she left the funeral her cousin apparently told her a family member had the virus.

“I was okay for three days, but started developing symptoms. My sense of taste was gone,” she said.

She immediately went to see a doctor and was admitted to hospital.

“I felt better after three days and was sent home on the fifth day.”


She didn’t want to take a chance, so she phoned a colleague.

“She told me that two people rumoured to have the virus were still working.”

She has to go back to work on Monday next week, but isn’t sure if she’s ready.

“People don’t take the virus seriously. Some of my colleagues don’t even wear masks properly.

“I encourage people to continue to be vigilant and take safety precautions. I’ll do my part and hope others do the same.”

Her cousin (33) attended the same funeral, but didn’t catch the virus.

“I had my mask on and used a sanitiser. I didn’t eat the food and kept my distance,” she said.