Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Senator Larry Mavima has gone into self-isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Mavima told The Herald in a telephone interview from his home this Monday that he does not have the symptoms of the virus. He said:
I can confirm that I have tested positive to Covid-19 and am self-isolating at home. I would like to quickly inform the entire province and the nation at large that I am not in any immediate danger. I am grateful to a wonderful team of local specialist doctors who have been monitoring my situation. I don’t have any other symptoms.
I am in isolation but in high spirits for there is no stigma to this pandemic as everyone is at risk of contracting it. I am also banking on prayers from all corners.
He joins a growing list of senior government officials and political elites to contract the novel virus. Some of them including the former minister of Agriculture, Perrance Shiri have since died.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in the country have been going down in the most recent weeks prompting the government to take steps towards easing lockdown restrictions.-The Herald