Mpumalanga health department closes office after chief of staff tests positive of Covid-19

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Mpumalanga health department confirms closure of their office after chief of staff tests positive of covid-19.

Health MEC in the province Sasekani Manzini confirmed this in a statement that it is procedural and following of precautionary measures that they close their offices if one tests positive of the virus.

Manzini said her chief of staff Bheki Sithole started developing flu-like symptoms on  June 16 decided to go for a test on June 17. 

“Covid-19 is a notifiable medical condition and this official gave consent for the public declaration of his results and status. His condition has been classified as mild disease and he will remain in self isolation for 14 days,” said the MEC.

She also added that all staff members in the office and other people who might have come close with Sithole will be listed as close contacts.

The MEC said that she also went for a test and results came back negative.

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