- Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo has gone into self-isolation after one of his staff member tested positive for coronavirus.
- The staffer contracted the virus after travelling to the Western Cape for funeral, reporters said.
Mayor Geoff Makhubo of Johannesburg has gone into self-isolation after one of his staff member tested positive for coronavirus.
The staffer contracted the virus after travelling to the Western Cape for funeral, reporters said.
In a statement shared on social media on Monday said that Mayor Makhubo tested for the virus and has since decided to go into self-isolation until he receives his results.
— Geoff Makhubo (@GeoffMakhubo) June 8, 2020
In a close report made available by the mayor’s spokesperson Mlimandlela Ndamase,has it that the staff member in the mayor’s office tested positive for the virus following a trip to the Western Cape for a funeral last week and is now recovering while still self-isolating at home.
“The mayor has recently tested for Covid-19 and the results came back negative. However, as a precautionary measure, the mayor has today undergone another Covid-19 test and has decided to place himself under self-isolation until the results are known,” Ndamase said.
“The entire staff complement in the executive mayor’s office has also, as a precaution, undergone tests to determine their Covid-19 status.”
While speaking Ndamase revealed that employees in the mayor’s office will be operating from isolated sites as prescribed by the protocols in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
“The mayor will continue to monitor and provide guidance on work currently being carried out to contain and manage the spread of Covid-19 in the city whilst in self-isolation.
“The mayor has wished the said staff member well during the treatment and recovery process,” Ndamase concluded.
As of 7 June, Gauteng recorded a total of 5 946 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 2 524 recoveries and 47 Covid-19-related deaths.