City of Johannesburg health MMC contracts Covid-19

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Eunice Mgcine (City of Joburg)
Eunice Mgcine (City of Joburg)
  • Johannesburg councillor Eunice Mgcina has contracted Covid-19. 
  • She asked people who may have been in contact with her to isolate themselves. 
  • She joins Mayor Geoff Makhubo and chief whip Solly Mogase as the latest politician to be caught up in Gauteng's third wave.

The City of Johannesburg's health and social development MMC, Eunice Mgcina, has urged people who came into contact with her in the past few days to isolate themselves after she contracted Covid-19. 

Mgcina received her Covid-19 test results on Thursday afternoon after feeling unwell for a few days. 

"I wish to make an impassioned plea to our residents to take this third wave that we are experiencing very seriously.

"Our health systems and facilities have begun feeling the strain, and I urge all residents to assist us heeding calls to wear masks at all times; to wash hands or sanitise regularly and observe social distancing at all times," said Mgcina in a statement. 

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She joins Mayor Geoff Makhubo and council chief whip Solly Mogase who contracted the virus.  

City spokesperson Mlimandlela Ndamase said Mgcina's office staff would isolate for four days and go for further testing. 

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