MBABANE:Lizzie Nkosi, the eSwatini Health Minister who has been instrumental in fight against the coronavirus is now in isolation after her Secretary tested positive to COVID-19.
Speaking to this Swaziland News on Thursday evening, the Minister confirmed the matter adding that she conducted tests immediately after being informed that her Secretary had tested positive, she is currently waiting for her results.
“My secretary tested positive. I took the test, waiting for results” she said.
The Minister of the Crown went into isolation after announcing fifty-one (51) new cases of COVID-19 as the crisis intensify.
Dr Simon Zwane, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health when responding to questions from this publication also confirmed the matter adding that they have two confirmed cases within his Department.
“Yes, I do confirm that we have two confirmed cases at Ministry of Health Headquarters. Some of our colleagues including the Honorable Minister were tested today as a result, and are isolation pending their laboratory results” said the Principal Secretary.
Bheki Mamba, the President of the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SWADNU) advised the Minister to follow the stipulated guidelines as defined by the World Health Organizations (WHO) by being in isolation for fourteen (14) days and then test for COVID-19.
“Our view is that the Minister must follow the stipulated guidelines as defined by WHO, that she has to be in isolation for 14 days, then test for COVID-19” said the nurses President.
Health Minister Lizzie Nkosi