THERE was a mixed reactions as nurses embarked on a door-to-door screening session for the Coronavirus in KwaMashu

Some were happy to see nurses and they welcomed them with warm hands into their homes while others just locked their doors and totally ignored them when they came.

Others just refused to be screened. 

The KwaMashu Community Health Care Centre (CHC) nurses conducted the community screening at K section KwaMashu north of Durban on Thursday.

This is after a resident tested positive for Covid-19 in that area.

They screened a total of 30 houses which are close to the house where one resident tested positive for the virus.

One of the residents Promise Sishi (36) said she is terrified of coronavirus and couldn't wait to be screened for it.

Nurse Nomusa Hlongwane to conducting Covid-19 screening to resident Promise Sishi at KwaMashu Township north of Durban. Photo by Jabulani Langa

She said she heard that someone at a nearby house had tested positive for the virus and she was scared that she and her child could have been infected.

"I stay with my 4-year-old girl and since the lockdown started last month I made sure that we are locked up in the house because I don’t want us to be infected," she said.

She said that her child had fever a few days ago and when she was screened nurses told her that she needs to be tested.

"They said some nurses will come and test her but they didn't tell me when, they only said I should expect them," she said.

Another resident Londiwe Madlala (23) said she didn't know of anyone in her kasi testing positive for the virus.

"But today I was screened and they said everything was fine with me there is no need to test," she said.

Some of health workers at KwaMashu K section in Durban to do Covid-19 screenings to 30 homes next to the home where one of the family member tested positive in Durban. Photo by Jabulani Langa

The CEO of KwaMashu CHC Sir Sibusiso Mthabela told Daily Sun the family where one member was found positive, were tested on Monday.

He said they then had to do screenings to houses close to them.

"We screened 30 houses today and so far we found that four people need testing. So another team will come and test them," he said.

He said they will send the forms of the people who need to be tested to the district and then the district will decide on when tests will be done for these people.