File: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warns that a Covid-19 second wave could be upon us if wearing masks and social distancing are ignored. AFP/Rodger Bosch
JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and his wife Dr May have tested positive for COVID-19.
The minister made the announcement in a statement on Sunday night.
Mkhize said he and his wife Dr May Mkhize went to test for the COVID-19 after he started showing mild symptoms.
“I was feeling abnormally exhausted and as the day progressed, I started loosing appetite. My wife had a cough, was dizzy and extremely exhausted. Given her symptoms, the doctors advised that she must be admitted for observation and rehydration," he said.
Mkhize is in quarantine at home.
He's urged South Africans to continue adhering to health protocols.