Health Dept: Work will continue despite Mkhize testing positive for COVID-19

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health Minister Zweli Mkhize and his wife, Dr May Mkhize, are self-isolating at home after announcing that they contracted the virus.

FILE: Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Department of Health on Monday said that work would continue in the wake of Minister Zweli Mkhize’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Mkhize and his wife, Dr May Mkhize, are self-isolating at home after announcing that they contracted the virus.

• READ: Mkhize, wife test positive for COVID-19

The minister tested positive on Saturday after showing mild symptoms.

Department spokesperson Lwazi Manzi said that they were in constant communication with him.

• ALSO READ: Ramaphosa sends well wishes to COVID-hit Mkhize

“The minister has a very capable team, has a very capable director-general. We are able to communicate with him virtually because he is not very sick and at this stage, to delegate responsibilities to an acting minister.”

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