The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia De Lille is now in quarantine after testing positive to Covid-19. She got tested on Friday after showing some symptoms.
De Lille said she has informed all those she was in contact with to also go for testing and quarantine if need be.
The Minister urged South Africans to practice hygiene in order to combat the spread of Covid-19 as the country battles a third wave of infections.
She also encouraged South Africans to keep wearing masks, to wash hands and to sanitize at all times.
The Minister told Parliament earlier this month that spending will be cut down amid the country’s struggling economy. She was also in Mitchells Plain campaigning for her Party Good party on the 30th of May.
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Saturday night the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa was1,691,491.