Western Cape Premier Alan Winde.
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.
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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