Limpopo Provincial Government has welcomed the negative COVID – 19 results of two Members of the Executive Council.
The two MECs for Education Polly Boshielo and for Sports, Arts and Culture, Thandi Moraka had initially come into contact with a prominent sports personality who tested positive for COVID-19 after she has traveled overseas.
The MEC for health Dr Phophi Ramathuba and her entire team has since screened and tested all those who came into close contact with the sports personality and they are happy to announce that all of them tested negative.
” We are excited that the results have come back negative of the Covid-19 virus’ and the two MECs will remain in self-quarantine until 14days as part of protocols “said Premier Chupu Mathabatha.
Meanwhile the lockdown regulations have empowered the Department of Health to trace and arrest anyone who may have tested positive but refuse to be quarantined.
The law also empowers for an arrest and force testing for anyone who maybe suspected to have come into contact with people or persons suspected of having the Covid-19 virus.
The Premier has again made the call for Limpopo people to observe all the safety rules ‘so that they avoid a catastrophic situation in the Province’.
‘We still urge our people to stay indoors, to wash their hands with soap and water to sanitize were possible, but at most to avoid any close contacts with people, and report any case with health officials’ ‘,he said.
The Lockdown period is on its sixth day of 21 days.