AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER
THE politician leading Gauteng’s war against COVID-19 has been infected by the virus, three months after she had been vaccinated.
Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi, who has mild COVID-19, has gone into self-isolation at her home.
Mokgethi was among the first people in the province to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
In a statement, the Gauteng provincial government advised all the people that have been in contact with Mokgethi to self-isolate and test, if necessary. “The Health MEC was one of the first people to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, under the Sisonke Programme in Gauteng. The COVID-19 vaccine prevents severe illness, hospitalisation and death,” the provincial government said.
Mokgethi’s infection was announced days after Gauteng Premier David Makhura, a COVID-19 survivor, announced that the province had entered the third wave and appealed for caution and adherence to pandemic protocols.