Jackson Mthembu is fourth cabinet member to come down with Covid-19

Jackson Mthembu has tested positive for Covid-19‚ he confirmed on Monday.

Mthembu‚ the minister in the presidency‚ was tested on Monday “after showing some symptoms”.

“As per the Covid-19 regulations‚ minister Mthembu as well as those who have come into contact with him will immediately self-quarantine‚” said cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams.

“He remains in high spirits and wishes all those who are also fighting the coronavirus a speedy recovery.”

Mthembu is the fourth cabinet member to be confirmed as infected the with coronavirus.

Mthembu said: “We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash or sanitise their hands‚ properly wear a face mask and practise physical distancing at all times.”

Source: ARENA Holdings.