Covid-19: Thulas Nxesi discharged from hospital

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi.
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi.
GCIS
  • Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi tested positive for Covid-19 on 17 July.
  • He was admitted to hospital in Tshwane four days later, after initially self-isolating at home.
  • He has since been discharged and will return home to continue self-quarantining until he recovers fully.

Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi was on Tuesday evening discharged from the Steve Biko Academic Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

In a statement, Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams said Nxesi had tested positive for the coronavirus on 17 July, and had subsequently gone into self-quarantine at home.

"On 21 July 2020, Minister Nxesi was admitted to hospital for further medical attention and monitoring. Though he has been discharged from hospital, he will remain in self-quarantine until he fully recovers".

ALSO READ | Covid-19: Gwede Mantashe discharged from hospital

Williams said Nxesi and his family thanked South Africans for the well wishes during his hospitalisation.

"We are also grateful that Minister Nxesi is now on his way to full recovery. We take this opportunity to wish all fellow South Africans, who are battling this disease, well, as we also send those who have lost loved ones our sincere condolences".

At the weekend, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel was the latest member of the executive to test positive for the virus. Patel received his results on Saturday.

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe had also been hospitalised due to Covid-19 symptoms after he and his wife tested positive.

Mantashe was discharged from hospital on Sunday evening, News24 reported.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and her husband, Charles, tested positive for Covid-19, but have since recovered.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura and his Western Cape counterpart, Alan Winde, also contracted the virus, while North West Premier Job Mokgoro is all clear and has returned home after seeking treatment at a healthcare facility in Gauteng.

Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Russia has approved a Covid-19 vaccine. Would you take the vaccine if it were available in South Africa?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes I would
29% - 826 votes
No I would not
25% - 731 votes
I'd wait to see the outcomes first
46% - 1331 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
17.51
(+0.80)
ZAR/GBP
22.90
(+1.03)
ZAR/EUR
20.60
(+0.83)
ZAR/AUD
12.53
(+1.00)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(+1.57)
Gold
1945.73
(-4.08)
Silver
27.08
(-6.81)
Platinum
963.00
(-2.13)
Brent Crude
44.95
(+1.33)
Palladium
2131.50
(-4.35)
All Share
57168.24
(+0.72)
Top 40
52831.61
(+0.76)
Financial 15
10215.75
(+3.21)
Industrial 25
75524.64
(+1.14)
Resource 10
58677.82
(-0.46)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo