Gauteng infrastructure MEC Tasneem Motara tests positive for Covid-19

Tasneem Motara.
Tasneem Motara.
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  • Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development and Property Management, Tasneem Motara, has tested positive for Covid-19. 
  • Motara will undergo the 14-day isolation period as a result. 
  • The Gauteng provincial government has wished her a speedy recovery.

Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development, Tasneem Motara, has tested positive for Covid-19, the provincial government confirmed in a statement.

According to spokesperson Thabo Masebe, Motara will be in isolation for 14 days as per protocol after receiving her results on Friday.

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"The MEC has been leading preparations in ensuring that the province meets its health infrastructure needs in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic," Masebe said.  

"The Gauteng Executive Council led by Premier David Makhura and the entire Gauteng provincial government wish MEC Motara a speedy recovery and look forward to her return in the coming weeks."

The provincial government reiterated that it "continues to do everything to protect staff members against the risk of contracting Covid-19".

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