Employment and labour minister Thembelani “Thulas” Nxesi has been admitted to hospital due to Covid-19.
We wish @deptoflabour Minister @NxesiThulas speedy recovery. He has been admitted to hospital after he tested positive to #COVID19 last week.— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) July 21, 2020
His admission to hospital comes on the advice of his doctor, in order for him to have access to better medical attention & monitoring pic.twitter.com/cZzE35aZ3m
Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams said on Tuesday the minister tested positive for the coronavirus almost a week ago and had been in self-quarantine at home.
“His admission to hospital on Monday night comes on the advice of his medical doctors, in order for him to have access to better medical attention and proper monitoring.”
Nxesi is the second member of the cabinet to be admitted to hospital after mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe.
[Thread] @Energy_ZA Minister, @GwedeMantashe1 has been admitted to hospital, on the advice of their family doctor for better medical attention and monitoring. Mantashe and his wife tested positive for #COVID19 on Tuesday last week. pic.twitter.com/e2NrKQieeo— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) July 20, 2020
“We wish both Minister Nxesi and Minister Mantashe well and a speedy recovery,” said Williams.