Minister Mantashe addressing media briefing at Imbizo Media Centre in Cape City. 20/02/2020, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS
Gwede Mantashe, the Mineral Sources Minister has been hospitalised after he was examined optimistic for COVID-19.
This was revealed by the Authorities on Monday.
Nevertheless, the minister was admitted to hospital on Monday, whereas his spouse continues to isolate at dwelling.
Authorities revealed that this was on the recommendation from the household physician.
In an announcement issued out by Jackson Mthembu, the Minister within the Presidency, it learn thus:
“As we speak, Minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the recommendation of their household physician for higher medical consideration and monitoring, while Mrs Mantashe will proceed to self-quarantine at their dwelling.”
We are going to proceed to provide the Mantashe household all of the help they want throughout this time. We want each Minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy restoration from this invisible enemy and we’re fairly assured that they may emerge victorious in opposition to the coronavirus.”
– The Presidency
Since Mantashe was being recognized with COVID-19, he had been finishing up his duties from dwelling. The analysis was made on his third spherical of assessments for the reason that pandemic broke out.
The Minister had urged all members of his non-public workplace to get examined.
The Presidency stated on Tuesday that:
“The Minister stays dedicated to a course of guaranteeing the safety of vitality and petroleum merchandise provide to society throughout this troublesome interval and past.”
– The Presidency
Mantashe is amongst various authorities officers to have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in latest weeks. Others embody Thulas Nxesi, Employment and Labour Minister and his Defence counterpart, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, who has since recovered.