UPDATE: Karl Bremer patient back in hospital

Ferica Sama

UPDATE: Ferica Sama, 39, who was showing symptoms of coronavirus and was taken to Karl Bremer Hospital on Sunday April 5 for testing was found the day after she absconded from the hospital.

Police spokesperson Captain Kevin Williams said she stayed overnight at the hospital awaiting the results, but on Monday April 6, at about 7.30am a nurse called them to say she had left the hospital. Apparently she briefly visited her house in Williams Street, Parow and requested money from her husband, Theophil Sama, 45, said Captain Williams. Mr Sama, who is the father of four children, said his wife had left the house and was strolling in the vicinity of Durban Road in Bellville. 

On Tuesday afternoon it was confirmed that Ms Sama was back in hospital.