Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille has confirmed in a Twitter post on Sunday, June 6, that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
“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, ” De Lille said.
Good Morning. I have tested positive for Covid-19. I took the test on Friday after showing some symptoms. pic.twitter.com/UL7Mt3kT2m
— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) June 6, 2021
She urged South Africans not to let their guard down, as the country enters the third wave of the pandemic.
“Keep wearing your mask correctly covering your nose and mouth. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly. Together we can beat this virus.”
The minister lost her husband, Edwin earlier this year. They were married for 49 years.
Meanwhile, the Health Department reported more than 5000 new daily cases on Sunday, taking the country’s COVID-19 tally to 1 686 041 cases since the start of the pandemic.
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