South African Energy Minister Mantashe Gets Covid a Second Time
(Bloomberg) -- South African Minister of Minerals and Energy Gwede Mantashe tested positive for Covid-19 after experiencing mild symptoms, the second time he’s contracted the virus.
The minister is in good spirits and in self-isolation, the presidency said in a statement on Sunday.
Mantashe, 66, was hospitalized last year with Covid.
South Africa registered a record 26,976 daily infections on Dec. 15 amid a fourth wave of cases that’s being driven by the omicron variant.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa also tested positive for Covid-19 on Dec. 12 and is making good progress, according to an earlier statement.
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