South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe beats COVID-19, discharged from hospital

South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has beaten COVID-19. He was discharged from the hospital on Sunday evening.

“Government is pleased to announce that the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe (MP), was this evening, 26 July 2020, discharged from hospital,” the presidency in South Africa said in a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C.

The Minister tested positive for Covid-19 on July 14, 2020, and went into self-quarantine. On July 20, 2020, Minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital for further medical attention and monitoring.

“Though he has been discharged, he has been advised by his medical team to stay home for another seven days. We are grateful that Minister Mantashe is now at home with his family and on his way to a full recovery.

“We wish our other colleagues in the Executive, and all other South Africans battling this virus a speedy recovery. We also extend our condolences to the many families who have lost their loved ones due to the coronavirus,” the presidency said.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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