Dr Zweli Mkhize released a statement on Monday that him and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 and the wife was hospitalized. Today the Minister of Health was happy to share the good news that his wife was discharged from the hospital.
“I wish to take this opportunity and appreciate all the well wishes that my wife and I have received from you, my fellow South Africans, colleagues and friends from all over the world. I want to assure you that we are improving each day. I remain in quarantine at home, I am resting and recuperating with only a cough remaining from my previous symptoms. I’m also very pleased that my wife has been discharged from hospital today and will now be joining me for quarantine at home.” Said Mkhize
Dr Mkhize raised concern over an increase of Covid-19 cases in some of the provinces. For the last 7 days, there was a marked increase in the number of new cases in the Western Cape. The Province recorded a 42% increase in new infections. The Minister of Health is encouraging all provinces to pay attention to increasing numbers and quickly mount a response, including contact tracing and quarantine.