A 52-year-old hair salon owner in the South African town of Ladysmith is being charged with attempted murder for defying the order to self-quarantine.
The police said he had earlier been tested positive for the virus and was asked to stay home. He had now put the lives of others at risk by still interacting with people, adding that he had been detained in hospital.
It was also noted that the man had continued with his work and interacted with 27 other people at a religious gathering.
The man was arrested and is currently at the hospital.