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Deputy minister of employment and labour Boitumelo Moloi has been hospitalised due to Covid-19, the presidency announced on Sunday.
Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams, in a statement, said Moloi was admitted to hospital on January 5 after not feeling well and received her Covid-19 positive results the following day.
"Moloi remains hospitalised, she is recovering well and confident that she will overcome the virus. All members of the office of the deputy minister who have come in contact with her will undergo self-isolation," said Williams.
Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi hospitalised for Covid-19 https://t.co/B3MytAQ5VE— Presidency | South Africa ?? (@PresidencyZA) January 10, 2021
The government took the opportunity to extend its well wishes to all those currently battling the virus, wishing them a speedy recovery.
Williams pleaded with South Africans to support those fighting Covid-19.
She also emphasised responsible behaviour. "In protecting ourselves, our families and communities, let us continue to observe all health protocols and regularly wash our hands, properly wear our masks and practise physical distancing."
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced on Saturday that a total of 1,214,176 infections had been recorded, 21,606 of which were in the past day.