- eNCA anchor Jane Dutton tested positive for Covid-19, saying: "I've been waiting for it."
- "Last Thursday, I lost my voice; my throat was quite sore. I thought it was a sinus issue," she said about her symptoms.
- South African TV news anchors and reporters across the country have been impacted by Covid-19.
eNCA anchor Jane Dutton tested positive for Covid-19 and said she's "been waiting for it, adding: "You feel that it's inevitable".
The news channel's cameraman Lungile Tom died in May from Covid-19, and graphic designer Michael Wilson died two months later after being admitted to hospital with Covid-19 related symptoms - tests indicated that he had Covid-19.
South African TV news anchors and reporters at all local TV news channels across the country have all been impacted by Covid-19 cases.
In March, the eNCA morning anchor said that she had placed herself in self-quarantine at home after she returned from a holiday in the United States. At that stage, South Africa had 61 positive Covid-19 cases.
"Last Thursday, I lost my voice; my throat was quite sore. I thought it was a sinus issue - laryngitis which many of my friends have had. And then on Saturday that quite surreal feeling of losing taste and smell," said Jane on Tuesday during a video interview from home on eNCA.
"I've been waiting for it. You feel that it's inevitable," said Jane, adding: "You feel quite tired".
"I gather there are four stages; I'm in the second one, then the next stage is the tipping point: Am I going to improve or get worse?" she said.
She said: "My brother came out from Ireland, he obviously tested negative before getting on the plane. But what happens on planes? Surfaces. You're surrounded by so many people. Did I pick it up at work? I have absolutely no idea."
"My mom - she's 83 - she's also got it, which is obviously a bit of a concern. So, we possibly got it together. Where? I really have no idea. But it doesn't mean that you should let your guard down. If anything, be more aware because it really is everywhere and it's a more dire strain," said Jane during the interview.