- Deputy Minister Nkosi Holomisa recently contracted Covid-19 amid a global pandemic
- In some good news, it was revealed that the Deputy Minister of Correctional Services has made a full recovery
- In a statement, Holomisa urged citizens to stick to protective measures in a bid to stop the virus
Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa has survived his ordeal with Covid-19.
In a statement issued by the department, it was revealed that Holomisa had been in self-isolation since 12 June.
Holomisa had made it his mission to 'religiously follow what was prescribed to him' after testing positive for the virus.
Although in good spirits, Deputy Minister Holomisa stressed that a recovery should never induce complacency as the infectious disease is at its peak.
“It is vital that every citizen continue to fully adhere to, and diligently implement, protective measures in order stop the spread of the virus,” said Holomisa. This is a plea aligned to the Government’s call to social distancing in the fight against Covid-19 and to continue wearing face masks when leaving their homes."
The Deputy Minister has already resumed his duties, taking part in a parliamentary session on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize had warned that a hard lockdown may be on the cards for SA as infections rise:
"Whilst the lockdown helped, people need to get back to work and normal life. To balance the two, there must be cooperation from everyone. A hard lockdown remains a possibility.
"When we had the first lockdown, it was not because it’d be the last time we do it. It may be necessary and when the time comes we will talk about it."
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