Covid-19 third wave: More SA TV and radio presenters test positive

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  • More South African TV and radio presenters are testing positive for Covid-19.
  • Mark Pilgrim, Toks van der Linde and Ettiene Ludick have revealed they have tested positive.
  • The country is officially experiencing a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

More South African TV and radio presenters are testing positive for Covid-19. The country is officially experiencing a third wave of infections. Mark Pilgrim, Toks van der Linde, and Ettiene Ludick, are among those who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Radio DJ and voice artist Mark Pilgrim on social media revealed that he's got Covid-19 with the words: "Oh dear. It got me." In a public note to his immune system, Mark said: "You've got this, buddy! We've been through a lot together over the years. You kicked cancer's butt and also saved us after a heart attack."

"Now you're being challenged again, and you're showing your strength once more! You're my heavyweight boxing champ, and you're fighting so hard. I'm so proud of you."

Former Springbok rugby player Toks van der Linde, a presenter on Friday night's Toks & Tjops on kykNET (DStv 144), revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19 on holiday in the Maldives with his wife, Carol.

On Facebook, he said: "It's Sunday morning in Baros, Maldives. A holiday that was a fairy tale has now become interesting. I'm Covid-positive. Please pray for us. This virus isn't a joke - believe me." On Twitter, Toks said that he is "not in hospital, just isolated on Baros island".

Netwerk24 reports that the radio and TV presenter Ettienne Ludick who is a presenter on SuperSport Blitz and InTune on the SABC's Afrikaans radio station RSG also tested positive for Covid-19. SuperSport says that it tests all staff on a weekly basis.

Besides the RSG presenter Amore Bekker, who also has the coronavirus, RSG station manager Louise Jooste also tested positive for Covid-19.

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