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South African cabinet minister gets COVID-19

South African cabinet minister gets COVID-19

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER JACKSON MTHEMBU, the Minister in the Presidency of South Africa, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has gone into self-quarantine. Boitumelo Moloi Obed Bapela David Mahlobo The presidency has announced that Mthembu took the tests after showing some symptoms. He has, together with those that may have come in contact with him gone into isolation. Mthembu is the fourth member of the executive who has tested positive in the past week. He remains in high spirits and wishes all those who are also fighting the Coronavirus a speedy recovery. "We once again urge all South Africans to…
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COVID-19 knocks out ex-world boxing champ

COVID-19 knocks out ex-world boxing champ

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER AT his prime, Lehlonolo "Hands of Stone” Ledwaba knocked out many of his opponents on his way to winning three world titles. On Friday, the former champ was knocked out for the count by COVID-19, which has claimed the lives of 60 000 South Africans. Ledwaba (49), who was now a boxing trainer and promoter, passed away as his family was preparing to take him to hospital after he fell ill. His uncle Peter Leopeng said Ledwaba had tested positive for COVID-19 but had initially refused to go to hospital.  “When he fell ill he went to…
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Uganda team member tests positive for coronavirus on arrival in Japan

Uganda team member tests positive for coronavirus on arrival in Japan

ONE of Uganda's Tokyo 2020 Olympic squad tested positive for the new coronavirus on arrival in Japan this weekend, the first time an infection has been confirmed in an overseas team, NHK reported. Nine athletes and coaches arrived at Narita airport, near Tokyo, at around 6 p.m., with one of them testing positive during a screening at the airport, the national broadcaster said. That individual is now staying at a government-designated facility, while the others travelled on to their host city in Osaka, where they will hold their training camp, NHK said. All of Uganda's team members had received two…
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