eNCA anchor back on air after testing positive for Covid-19

Shahan Ramkissoon
Shahan Ramkissoon
Photo: eNCA
  • eNCA anchor Shahan Ramkissoon returns to air after testing positive for Covid-19 on 22 June.
  • Shahan will resume as host of The Lead weekdays at 17:00, broadcasting from his home in Johannesburg.
  • "Im feeling great this week and I'm ready to bring you your latest headlines from my lounge," he said in a video on Twitter.


UPDATE: Tuesday, 30 June at 14:44

eNCA anchor Shahan Ramkissoon is back on air, after testing positive for Covid-19 on 22 June. In a video he shared on Twitter, Shahan said that he is "feeling great" after being off-air and in self-isolation since testing positive earlier this month.

The Lead will broadcast from Shahan's home in Johannesburg, weekdays at 17:00.


eNCA confirms that anchor, Shahan Ramkissoon, has tested positive for Covid-19.

According to a statement released by eNCA Shahan started feeling ill last week and was advised to go for testing on Friday.

His results came back on Monday, 22 June and he will remain off-air and in self-isolation until the end of the stipulated 14-day period.

The eNCA anchor is part of a team based in the channel's Johannesburg office isolation studio that was set up eight weeks ago as part of the broadcaster's disaster management plan.

The studio was set up to help minimize risk and manage the number of staff members working in a single area, in accordance with Covid-19 protocols.

The isolation studio is completely removed from the channel's main broadcast area, and its operations have not been impacted. All staff members on the affected shift, based in the isolation studio, have been sent home to self-isolate.

The company is undertaking the necessary track and tracing process to identify potentially exposed staff members. In view of current developments, eNCA has initiated further measures to protect its employees, including the addition of separator screens inside the studios operating rooms.

The channel will continue to monitor the health of affected employees. 

Compiled by Graye Morkel