Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Pretoria: Employment and Labour Minister Thembelani ‘Thulas’ Nxesi who tested positive for COVID-19, has been hospitalised.

According to the Presidency, Nxesi was admitted to hospital on Monday night.

Nxesi received his test results on Friday and had been in self-isolation.

His admission to hospital comes following the advice of his medical doctors.

Minister Nxesi is the second member of Cabinet to be admitted to hospital after Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.

“We wish both Minister Nxesi and Minister Mantashe well and a speedy recovery,” said Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu.

Parliament’s Cedric Frolick tests positive for COVID-19.

Parliament’s House Chairperson Cedric Frolick has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement on Monday, Parliament’s Presiding Officers wished Frolick, who is the House Chairperson responsible for Committees, Oversight and ICT a speedy recovery.

Frolick, who has gone into isolation, will be working from home during this period.

“The Presiding Officers are encouraged that Mr Frolick remains in high spirits and they are confident that he will beat the virus and recover soon.”

Modise and Masondo have encouraged South Africans to continue keeping everyone infected with and affected by this virus in their prayers and thoughts.

“As the country expects its Coronavirus infections to peak, South Africans are urged not to lower their guard but to remain vigilant, by complying with all lockdown regulations and hygiene protocols.” they said.