“Deputy President Mabuza made this call having himself as a precautionary measure, tested on the advice of his physicians for having been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.
“The Deputy President continues to take necessary precautions during this testing time, where the world and our country is doing all that is necessary to flatten the curve as we tackle this pandemic.”
Mabuza urged South Africans to adhere to the regulations that had been prescribed by health experts as well as lockdown regulations.
Mabuza said: “It is incumbent on all South Africans to stop the spread of this virus and minimise further the disruption this virus has caused to all of us. We must stand united as a nation as we confront this challenge, and are called upon to support all those infected and affected by this pandemic.”
He thanked South Africans for the care and concern they had conveyed to him and his family.