Covid-19: Two Free State MECs test positive

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Sisi Ntombela, Free State Premier.
Sisi Ntombela, Free State Premier.
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  • Education MEC Tate Makgoe and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Thembeni Nxangisa have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Makgoe has been admitted to hospital while Nxangisa will execute his duties while isolating at home, said Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela.
  • Ntombela has appealed to South Africans to continue to observe Covid-19 prevention measures. 

Two Free State MECs have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement by Premier Sisi Ntombela on Monday.

Education MEC Tate Makgoe received his results on Thursday and has been admitted to a hospital in Bloemfontein on the advice of a healthcare professional, the statement said.

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Thembeni Nxangisa received his results on Sunday and is in isolation at home.

Ntombela said Nxangisa would continue to execute his duties while in isolation.

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Ntombela wished the two MECs a speedy recovery and appealed to South Africans to continue to observe Covid-19 prevention measures, including washing hands, wearing a mask and physical distancing.

"The appeal we continue to make to the masses of our people, is to play an active role in curbing the spread of Covid-19. While government is working around the clock in response against this invisible enemy, each individual must take responsibility for their safety and consider the safety of others. We shall overcome this pandemic," Ntombela said.

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