Phaahla took tests earlier today and the results came back positive, and he immediately self-isolated.
He will perform his official duties from home for a period of seven days, and all his planned contact meetings have been rescheduled, while others
converted into virtual.
This is a reminder that the pandemic and Covid-19 infections still remain among us, hence the Department continues to report daily Covid-19 positive cases and deaths," SA's health ministry reported.
"Minister Phaahla has received two doses of the J&J Covid-19 vaccine which he believes has boosted his immunity against the severity of the virus.
"The Department would like to remind the public that lifting the Covid-19 restrictions doesn’t mean the pandemic is over, hence vaccination remains accessible at all times at selected sites."