Netcare Kingsway Hospital in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban, stopped admitting new patients on Tuesday after it emerged that staff had tested positive for Covid-19.
A hospital receptionist told SowetanLIVE’s sister publication TimesLIVE on Wednesday morning that the hospital was on divert.
“Unfortunately, we are not admitting new patients at the moment,” she said.
In a statement, Craig Murphy, KZN Netcare regional director, said the origin of the exposure has been traced to a patient who was admitted to hospital via the emergency department on April 4 with a suspected stroke.
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