She and her husband, also a doctor, are faced with moving their six-year-old daughter and three-year-old twins to relatives to protect them from their parents.
Her message to South Africans is: "Every day we put our own lives and those of our loved ones at risk to save you.
We sacrifice so much of ourselves, yet people cannot adhere to the simplest rules. Day one of lockdown and hundreds of South Africans are out and about. People insist on travelling despite being advised differently. This selfish behaviour will kill thousands of South Africans."
Epson Chiolane, 48, from Tsakane township in Ekurhuleni, is doing his bit to ensure that doesn't happen. He has been cleaning metro buses twice a day during the outbreak to "make sure that everybody is safe and arrives at their destinations safely".
He said initially he spent sleepless nights thinking about the outbreak and why people were dying throughout the world.
"We don't want to lose lives and every morning when I get here I remind everyone that we are cleaners and what we are doing now is very important and we should remain focused."
One person who has been fighting the virus for weeks now is Ahmed Bham, the head of disaster medicine at the national department of health. He was on the mission to bring South Africans back from Wuhan, China, to the quarantine site in Limpopo.
But as the quarantine draws to an end, Bham admitted there was anxiety. They left Wuhan when the epidemic was dying down, only to arrive back in SA when it was escalating.
When he is eventually allowed to leave the quarantine site, Limpopo's The Ranch Resort, Bham won't be going home. "I know I already have tasks allocated to me. I will be going to other provinces to oversee some quarantine facilities. No family time for me."