- Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille revealed recently that she has been diagnosed with Covid-19 after picking a few symptoms up
- De Lille has pleaded with the people of South Africa to follow the regulations set out to fight the virus by wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and sanitising hands
- South Africans took to De Lille's comment section under the post she shared about her diagnosis to share their thoughts as well as their well wishes
Politician and Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille has revealed that she tested positive for Covid-19. De Lille shared the news on her official Twitter account on 6 June, 2021.
The leader of the political party, Good, said she had symptoms and went for a test just before the weekend. De Lille said she immediately self-isolated and informed those she had been in close contact with of her diagnosis.
The former Cape Town mayor advised Saffas to be vigilant as the country moves into the third wave.
South Africans took to Aunty Pat's replies section under the post she shared on Twitter to post messages of love, concern and well wishes. Take a look at De Lille's post below:
Read some of the responses below:
"Didn't you have a meeting with Ramaphosa recently?? I hope you did."
"It's winter season Patricia, people usually get flu or flu symptoms around this season. The inventor of those Covid tests said they shouldn't be used for Covid tests to avoid "FALSE POSITIVES." Where did normal flu go? Covid took over & replaced any other existing sickness."
"So sorry to read Patricia de Lille has dreaded Covid. Hope her strength in politics extends to her health and a full recovery is made. We need people like her in our SA today."
Briefly News recently shared an article about the alarming rate that Covid-19 cases are increasing by. On Sunday, 5 074 new Covid-19 cases were reported, according to the National Health Department's daily statistics on new infections and deaths.
In South Africa, a total of 1 696 564 Covid-19 instances have been reported, with a total of 1 343 433 vaccinations administered so far.
According to the department, since the last report, a total of 11 876 594 tests have been done with 35 821 new tests being registered. After 45 people died, the total number of Covid-19-related deaths was 56 974. The recovery rate is standing at 93%.
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