South Africa: Gauteng Premier David Makhura tests positive for Coronavirus COVID-19

Gauteng premier David Makhura is in self-isolation for 14 days after testing positive for Covid-19.

In a statement on Friday, Makhura said he developed mild symptoms on Wednesday. On Thursday, he decided to self-quarantine and test for Covid-19.

« Today, [Friday], I received my test results confirming I have tested positive for Covid-19. I am now in self-isolation, in line with the World Health Organisation protocols, and will work from home over the next 14 days while monitoring my health.

« Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure the provincial executive council and provincial coronavirus command council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic in order to save more lives, » Makhura said.

He said MEC’s would later on Friday provide a weekly update on Covid-19.

« The primary focus of our response is to limit the number of infections and save more lives.

« We must double our efforts because Gauteng is once again the epicentre of Covid-19.

« I wish to appeal to all the people of Gauteng to continue playing their part in observing the golden rules of washing their hands regularly, wearing a mask and practising physical distancing, » Makhura said.


     Source : With Times Live