THE Good party leader Patricia De Lille has tested positive for Covid-19.
De Lille, who is also the minister for public works and infrastructure, took a test on Friday, 4 June after she experienced some symptoms.
“I have tested positive for Covid-19. I took a test on Friday after showing some symptoms. As per the Covid-19 regulations, I have immediately self-quarantined. I also informed those who have come in contact with me to do the same,” said De Lille.
The minister urged Mzansi to take the virus seriously and respect the regulations.
“As we enter wave three of the pandemic, I call on all South Africans not to let their guard down. Keep wearing your mask correctly, covering your nose and mouth. Wash or sanitise your hands regularly. Together, we can beat this virus,” she said.
De Lille’s spokeswoman Zara Nicholson said De Lille is better than she was in the last two days.
“The minister is in good spirits and is feeling better today compared to the last two days,” said Nicholson.
As of Saturday, 5 June, South Africa has a cumulative number of more than 1,6 million cases identified since last year. Yesterday, the Department of Health recorded 97 deaths due to Covid-19 with Gauteng province recording the highest number of 41 cases.
Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced lockdown alert level 2 last week as a way of reducing the third wave of the virus.