Western Cape Premier tests positive for COVID-19

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde.

Western Cape Government

JOHANNESBURG - Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has tested positive for COVID-19.

Winde is in self-isolation at home.

The premier says he has mild flu-like symptoms.

"I received a positive test result for Covid-19 this morning, and I am in self-isolation at home for 14 days," Winde said.

"On Sunday, I started to develop mild flu-like symptoms. As I am Diabetic (type 2) and over 55-years of age, I know I am at a higher risk of developing a more serious illness. I therefore went to be tested to determine the cause of the symptoms on Monday.

"I have stayed at home as soon as I started feeling sick and can confirm that I am only experiencing mild symptoms. It feels like I have a cold."

Winde is the second premier in South Africa to test positive for COVID-19 this week.

READ: Western Cape gears up for COVID-19 peak

North West Premier Job Mokgoro and his Public Works MEC Saliva Molapisi tested positive for COVID-19.

They are also self-isolating.

In that province, the virus has claimed the life of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC Gordon Kegakilwe.

He died from a COVID-19 related illness.

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