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Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi tests positive for Covid-19

  • Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi presented with mild symptoms before a Covid-19 test.
  • Mokgethi was one of the first people to receive the J&J vaccine, under the Sisonke Programme in Gauteng. 
  • Last week, Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced the province had officially entered the third wave.

Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently in self-isolation, the provincial government confirmed.

In a statement, it said Mokgethi presented with mild symptoms before a Covid-19 test on Tuesday.

She received the vaccine in February.

“All persons who were in contact with her have been advised to self-isolate and test, if necessary. The Health MEC was one of the first people to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, under the Sisonke Programme in Gauteng. The Covid-19 vaccine prevents severe illness, hospitalisation and death.”

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The province said Mokgethi

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