Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is in isolation after two staff members of his department tested positive for COVID-19, Minister David Makhura said on Friday.
The Johannesburg Department of Education headquarters is currently being disinfected after it was closed to the public and staff on Wednesday. The staff is expected to return on Monday.
Bandile Masuku, Health MEC, says Lesufi is a precautionary measure in isolation.
“It’s as a precaution while we wait for its test results,” Masuku says.
Of the 172 113 civil servants in Gauteng, 335 have been tested positive for the virus since March.