Thulas Nxesi test positive for Covid-19



Minister of employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi has tested positive for Covid-19, the department announced on Friday.

In a statement, the department said Nxesi was in isolation and would continue to work from home – while members of the office, who have come in contact with him will undergo testing.

This was the fourth time Nxesi tested for Covid-19.

“This was the Minister’s fourth round of tests to be conducted since the outbreak of the virus, and the first to return positive,” the statement read.

Nxesi is the fifth member of the executive to contract the coronavirus, following Minister Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister Mantashe, Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu and Deputy Minister Nkosi Holomisa.

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