The premier released a statement on Friday morning saying that he had first experienced some mild symptoms on Wednesday…
“On Thursday 09 July 2020, I decided to self-quarantine and test for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure. Today, Friday 10 July 2020, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” said the premier who is now in self-isolation and will be working 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,” said Makhura.
Over 230,000 active cases in SA at present
As of Thursday, a cumulative total of 238 339 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have been reported with 13 674 new cases identified, according to Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize’s daily report.
The country also ticked off a milestone of conducting over 2 million tests. “I would like to pay special tribute to the men and women in the laboratory services who have made this possible – this is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans. The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 000 569,” said Mkhize.
The total number of COVID-19 related deaths as of Thursday was 3 720. “The number of recoveries is 113 061, which translates to a recovery rate of 47,4%,” said Mkhize.”
Makhura & MECs will continue their efforts to decrease infections in Gauteng
In his statement on Friday morning, Makhura reiterated his focus on decreasing infections. “The primary focus of our response is to limit the number of infections and save more lives. We must double our efforts because Gauteng is once again the epicentre of COVID-19.”
“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.”
Today, Friday 10 July 2020, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for COVID-19.
I am now in self-isolation, in line with the WHO protocols and will work from home over the next 14 days whilst monitoring my health. pic.twitter.com/GPYgoZvzt9
— David Makhura (@David_Makhura) July 10, 2020
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