David Makhura found out the test results for his COVID-19 today, July 10. Unfortunately, it came back as positive for the Gauteng Premier. It comes just three days after the death of Gordon Kegakilwe the North West’s Executive Council (MEC) from the virus.
David Makhura tests positive for coronavirus
In a statement on Friday, Mahkura said that he felt a bit unwell on Wednesday and self-isolated. His test came back as positive so he remains in self-isolation. The hardworking premier said that he plans on working “from home.” Naturally, he monitors his health during this time. The premier assured that he only manifests “mild symptoms” at this time.
David Makhura intends working to “ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic.” He still prioritises saving “more lives.” He encouraged everyone to play their part in social distancing and adopting a responsible lifestyle. Once again, he reminded the people of Gauteng that they sit at the South African epicentre of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Expect a COVID-19 update from the MEC’s later today
The premier also notified that people should stand by for an update from the MEC’s later today. Clearly, he tries remaining focused on the job at hand. Leadership in South Africa face challenging times as they try and battle the virus. Meanwhile, some of them start getting sick from the virus themselves. On July 8, the premier of the North West Province, Tebogo Job Mokgoro, also tested positive for the illness, according to AA News.
Other bad news came just two days ago, when the Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde also tested positive for the virus.
For those people who see increasing numbers of COVID-19, especially in Gauteng, the news the premier fell ill only brings home the scary aspects of this illness. Hopefully, David Makhura recovers from the virus soon.
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