As cases increase, South Africa’s health minister obtains COVID-19.
According to The Washington Newsday, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, South Africa’s health minister, said that he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 and warned of the disease’s likely reappearance in the country.
Mkhize and his wife both received positive test results after exhibiting symptoms, he claimed in a statement.
“I felt unusually fatigued, and as the day wore on, I began to lose my appetite. My wife was coughing, disoriented, and fatigued “He penned. May, his wife, who is also a physician, has been admitted to the hospital for observation and rehydration, he said.
Mkhize underlined the importance of South Africans continuing to wear masks and sanitize their hands to avoid contracting more diseases.
“As a country, we have made considerable progress in combating this pandemic. Let us avoid regressing “‘He stated. “Whatever we do or wherever we go, we must always bear in mind the possibility of a second wave.”
He stated that family members and colleagues with whom he has contact had been advised to isolate and test for the sickness.
South Africa has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths on the continent. South Africa has over half the 1.6 million confirmed cases reported by Africa’s 54 countries, according to numbers released Monday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. South Africa, likewise, claims over 18,400 deaths, about half of Africa’s total of over 39,700.