Deputy minister David Mahlobo tests positive for Covid-19

07 January 2021 - 18:11 By Amanda Khoza
Deputy minister David Mahlobo has Covid-19. File photo.
Deputy minister David Mahlobo has Covid-19. File photo.
Image: Trevor Samson

Deputy minister of water and sanitation David Mahlobo has tested positive for Covid-19, the presidency said on Thursday.

Mahlobo, who received his results on Thursday, remains in good spirits and is in self-quarantine at home. All those who have recently been in contact with him will also self-isolate in their respective homes.

“As SA is undergoing the second wave of the pandemic, we wish deputy minister Mahlobo - as well as the thousands of South Africans who are battling this disease - a speedy recovery,” said the presidency in a statement.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged South Africans to continue to follow all health protocols of regularly washing and sanitising of hands, wearing a mask that covers both nose and mouth, and practising physical distancing at all times.

“We send our sincerest condolences to those who have lost loved ones to this disease,” said the presidency.

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