Western Cape MEC tests positive for Covid-19, says province is 'experiencing a resurgence'

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Albert Fritz, LUR vir gemeenskapsveiligheid.Foto: Peter Abrahams/SON
Albert Fritz, LUR vir gemeenskapsveiligheid.Foto: Peter Abrahams/SON
  • Western Cape MEC for Community Safety Albert Fritz has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • He is in quarantine and members of his staff have begun self-quarantining.
  • He cautioned residents to follow Covid-19 safety protocols as there was a resurgence of the disease in the Western Cape.

Western Cape MEC for Community Safety Albert Fritz has tested positive for Covid-19, he said on Friday.

"I have tested positively for Covid-19 and have immediately begun self-isolating. Members of my staff have also begun self-quarantining. I have previously self-quarantined as a precaution as I know that this is the surest way to stop the spread," he said in a series of three tweets.

Fritz said he would continue to work, despite testing positive.

"Where it is possible, I am ensuring that all of my meetings are held virtually. Where it is not possible, I will continue to focus on my recovery safely at home."

He cautioned residents that there was a resurgence of Covid-19.

"I wish to remind residents that, as a province, we are experiencing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases and that more than ever we must continue to wash our hands, wear our masks correctly and maintain a safe social distance."

ALSO READ | Resurgence of Covid-19 in Western Cape after 52.1% increase in new cases in a week - Winde

Earlier this week, News24 reported that Premier Alan Winde had confirmed an established Covid-19 resurgence in the Western Cape.

According to the province's Covid-19 dashboard, 993 new cases were reported in 24 hours earlier in the week.

The province saw new cases increase by 52.1% over the last week alone.

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