Eastern Cape Health MEC tests positive for Covid-19

Mkhuseli Sizani

Eastern Cape MEC for Health Sindiswa Gomba is urging people to take precautionary measures after she tested positive on Sunday for Covid-19.

Gomba’s results come after Premier Oscar Mabuyane and Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize recently tested positive while leading the province in the fight against this invisible enemy. 

Judy Ngoloyi spokesperson for MEC Gomba confirmed the news this evening.

She said, “The MEC has tested positive for Covid-19. Her results came back today, 13 December. The MEC is at home for isolation as per the protocol for Covid-19.  

“The MEC would like to advise all those that she came directly into contact with to get tested for Covid-19. She has begun her isolation period commencing today. She is asymptomatic and will continue with her duties working from home.”

The province is the epicentre of Covid-19 with many infections and deaths. 

“MEC Gomba would like to urge people to wear masks, keep social distancing, wash and sanitise their hands frequently,” Ngoloyi said.