Cape Town film director Dan Mace, 30, says he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus that is rapidly spreading through the country
Dan Mace received his result on Saturday in Cape Town and is now in self-isolation with his fiancée in their home.
In his latest YouTube video, Dan revealed that he had himself tested after he attended the Bazique music festival in Paarl last Sunday.
He was the 67th confirmed case of COVID-19 in South Africa, after flying back with Emirates airlines from LA, through Dubai, to South Africa.
The award-winning filmmaker says he started feeling ill on 19 February while he was in Los Angeles. Doctors in LA asked him if he had visited China and after he said no they suggested it was likely he had some other illness.
In the video, he describes the symptoms he had for several days
“On 21 March, the day that I was supposed to get married, which obviously was postponed and for the best reasons possible – but on that afternoon my doctor phoned me and told me that I have tested positive.
“I have not shown any symptoms since being ill in the States other than of course the loss of taste and smell,” he says. “I’m just hoping that my story can somehow help others out there and in the meantime, I’m in isolation in my house in Cape Town for the next 14 days with Gaby and with Joey [dog]”.
Author: News24 Entertainment