Gauteng Premier tests positive for COVID-19

File: Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

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.

He is the third premier to have contracted the virus. North West premier Job Mokgoro and Western Cape premier Alan Winde also have the virus.

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"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."

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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.

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"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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