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Patricia de Lille confirms Covid-19 diagnosis, now isolating

Patricia de Lille confirms Covid-19 diagnosis, now isolating

Public works and infrastructure minister Patricia de Lille has tested positive for Covid-19, she said on Sunday.

She took the test on Friday after showing some symptoms. The minister said she is in self-quarantine, and has informed everyone she has come into contact with to do the same.

De Lille encouraged all South Africans to observe hygiene protocols to combat Covid-19, as the country tries to combat the third wave of infections.

Earlier this month, De Lille was in parliament for her department's budget vote, during which she spelt out how spending would be trimmed amid the country's struggling economy. On May 30, she was in Mitchells Plain, campaigning for her Good party.

The minister lost her husband, Edwin, after a long illness in February. The pair were married for 49 years.

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