A hotel bus with German tourists, on their way to test for the coronavirus at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg broke down in the early hours of Friday morning.
A senior Johannesburg Metro Police Department official told eNCA that one tourist from the group already tested positive for the virus and is currently receiving treatment at a Lenasia hospital.
It’s still unclear how long they have been in the country.
The group has since been escorted to the hospital by JMPD officials and emergency services.
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa stands at 1,170 according to a statement Friday by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
He said there was an increase of 243 cases overnight. South Africa recorded its first death Friday from COVID-19.