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South Africa’s minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu tests positive for Covid-19 Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 25, 2021

The South African Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu (MP), has tested positive for Covid-19, the presidency said in a statement received by Today News Africa in Washington D.C.

The Minister took the test earlier Monday after showing some symptoms, the presidency said, adding that the Minister Mthembu as well as those who have come in contact with him will immediately self-quarantine. 
 
Minister Mthembu is the fourth member of the Executive who has tested positive in the past week.

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The presidency said he remains in high spirits and wishes all those who are also fighting the Coronavirus a speedy recovery. 
 
“We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitising their hands, properly wearing a face mask and practicing physical distancing at all times,” said Minister Mthembu. 

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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