Jackson Mthembu tests positive for COVID-19


ANC's Jackson Mthembu at the ANC National Conference in Nasrec Expo on 5 July 2017.

JOHANNESBURG - The minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Presidency confirmed the minister tested positive after presenting with symptoms on Monday.

People who have been in contact with the minister are self-quarantining.

"He remains in high spirits and wishes all those who are also fighting the coronavirus a speedy recovery," a statement issued by the Presidency read.

Mthembu urged South Africans regularly wash their hands, wear masks and practice social distancing.


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