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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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6th South African cabinet minister gets COVID-19

6th South African cabinet minister gets COVID-19

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER A sixth member of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet has contracted COVID-19. Ebrahim Patel, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition has gone into self-quarantine and will work from home, the South African presidency has announced. In a statement, the presidency said Patel, who took part in a virtual parliamentary budget vote a day before he got his results, was ok. “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to…
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Christiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

Christiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER WORLD football star and Portugal captain Christian Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19. The Portugues Football Federation has announced that Ronaldo, who also plays for Italian giants Juventus, has gone into self-quarantine and will now miss his country’s next UEFA Nations League game against Sweden. His last game was goalless draw on Sunday against France. In a statement, the FPF said Ronaldo was doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation. “Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this…
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Ajax refuse to allow African internationals to travel

Ajax refuse to allow African internationals to travel

AJAX Amsterdam has refused to allow four of their African internationals to travel and join up with their national teams this week because they would have to quarantine on their return to the Netherlands, the club has confirmed. Ghana’s Mohammed Kudus, Moroccan pair Zakaria Labyad and Noussair Mazraoui, and Lassina Traore from Burkina Faso have not been released as Ajax have made use of a FIFA ruling that allows clubs to refuse to release their players this month if they face a period of quarantine or self isolation on their return. Usually players must be released if called up for…
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Ramaphosa exposed to COVID-19, goes into self-quarantine

Ramaphosa exposed to COVID-19, goes into self-quarantine

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER CYRIL Ramaphosa, the South African President and chairperson of the African Union, has gone into self-isolation after being exposed to a COVID-19 positive dinner guest. The South African presidency announced that Ramaphosa attended a Adopt-a-School dinner on Saturday, October 24, and has since been informed that one of the guests is infected with COVID-19. Ramaphosa, who has not shown any symptoms, will be in quarantine and continue with his duties. This is what the South African presidency said: “On Saturday, 24 October, the President attended a fundraising dinner of the Adopt-a-School Foundation, which is a partner entity…
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Botswana president in self-quarantine

Botswana president in self-quarantine

BOTSWANA's president will miss a Southern African regional meeting he had been due to chair to discuss recent attacks on Mozambique after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, prompting him to self-quarantine, his office has said. Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique will be attending a summit of a division of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), where they will receive a report on how they can help Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province following Islamic State-linked attacks there. Botswana is the current chair of that division, which is tasked with promoting peace and security in the region. Vice President Slumber…
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