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Mantashe down with COVID-19



This evening the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has been hospitalised after he had contracted the COVID-19 virus

Ever since the pandemic started the Minister has been tested at least three times.

Unfortunately for him and his wife on the 14th of July they tested positive for covid-19.

After he had tested positive to the virus he went into the 14 day isolation period and he was working from his home.

However it seems like today he was feeling a lot worse and has been rushed to the hospital.

Prior to his hospitalisation the minister has urged all those who were working with him in his private office in government to go and get tested for he might have passed the virus onto them.

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South Africa has been witnessing a spike in the number of covid-19 cases and at the moment five ministers, inclusive of two deputy ministers, were confirmed to have contracted the virus. have tested positive for COVID-19.

As it is now south Africa is ranked number five of the most hit countries in the world recording more than 364 000. The countries death toll at the moment is 5 033 and it has recorded 191 000 recoveries.



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