File: Gauteng Premier David Makhura is self-isolating and working from home after testing positive for COVID-19.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura confirmed he has tested positive for COVID-19.
"On Wednesday 8 July 2020, I experienced some mild symptoms. On Thursday 9 July 2020, I decided to self-quarantine and test for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure," Makhura said in a statement.
"Today, Friday 10 July 2020, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for COVID-19."
Makhura is in self-isolation and will work from home over at least 14 days.
"Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic in order to save more lives.
"I wish to appeal to all the people of Gauteng to continue playing their part in observing the golden rules of washing hands regularly, wearing a mask, and practicing physical distancing," Makhura said.
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