City of Joburg Mayor, Geoffrey Makhubo is in self-isolation as a precautionary measure, after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed in his private office, according to a report by Iol.
The staff member in the mayor’s office is said to have tested positive for Covid-19 following a trip to the Western Cape for a funeral last week.
Mayor Makhubo has recently tested negative for Covid-19. However, according to the report, as a precautionary measure, the mayor has undergone yet another COVID-19 test and has decided to place himself under self-isolation until the results are released. In addition, the entire staff in the executive mayor’s office have also undergone tests to determine their Covid-19 status.
South Africa registered 2 594 new COVID-19 cases overnight and 82 new deaths. The total cases now stand at 50 879, whilst deaths are 1 080.
Provincial Breakdown – Positive Cases
|PROVINCE||CASES (AS AT 08 JUNE 2020)|
|Eastern Cape||6 341|
|Western Cape||33 568|
Provincial Deaths & Recoveries
|Eastern Cape||127||2 666|
|Kwazulu Natal||62||1 378|
|Western Cape||829||19 101|
** If you think you have been exposed to the COVID-19, please call the government’s 24-hour hotline on 0800 029 999 or visit https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ for more information
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