Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille tests positive for Covid-19

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  • Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • She made the revelation on Twitter on Sunday morning.
  • She said she was under self-quarantine and had informed her contacts of her positive status.


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille says she has tested positive for Covid-19. This as many provinces in South Africa declared a third wave of infections.

De Lille made the announcement in a tweet on Sunday morning.

"Good Morning. I have tested positive for Covid-19. I took the test on Friday after showing some symptoms.

"As per Covid-19 regulations, I immediately self-quarantined. I have also informed those who have come in contact with me to do the same."

She further cautioned South Africans to ensure they follow Covid-19 protocols.

"As we enter the third wave of the pandemic, I call on South Africans not to let their guard down. Keep wearing your mask correctly covering your nose and mouth. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly. Together we can beat this virus."

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South Africa is on the brink of a Covid-19 third wave and daily infections are on the increase.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced on Thursday that the province was already in a third wave, with more than 15 000 new infections recorded last week and more than 3 000 people admitted to hospitals in the province.

Over the past few days, South Africa consistently reported more than 5 000 infections per day.

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