South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus, an official statement said.
“I am now in quarantine at home and both my wife and I remain optimistic that we will fully recover from this virus,” Mkhize said.
He urged citizens to continue adhering to health protocols by wearing masks, sanitizing correctly and maintaining social distancing.
“Whatever we do and wherever we go, we have to keep in mind that there remains a risk of a second wave,” Mkhize said.
The number of coronavirus cases in Africa’s worst affected country surpassed 700,000. South Africa reported 18,408 coronavirus deaths.