GAUTENG Premier David Makhura has tested positive for COVID-19.
Makhura is the third premier to have contracted the virus after North West premier Job Mokgoro and Western Cape premier Alan Winde.
“On Wednesday 8 July 2020, I experienced some mild symptoms. On Thursday 9 July 2020, I decided to self-quarantine and test for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure,” Makhura said in a statement.
“Today, Friday 10 July 2020, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for COVID-19.”
Makhura is in self-isolation and will work from home over the next 14 days.
“Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic in order to save more lives. I wish to appeal to all the people of Gauteng to continue playing their part in observing the golden rules of washing hands regularly, wearing a mask, and practicing physical distancing,” Makhura said.
(Compiled by Inside Politics staff)