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The virus found me fully vaccinated, Minister says as she test positive for Covid-19

Image: Lindiwe Zulu with her fellowfemale comrades, Sisi Ntombela and Lindiwe Sisulu.

What started as a scratchy throat was eventually confirmed as Covid-19 infection. Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, has tested positive for Covid -19 and she says the virus found her vaccinated.A statement released by the Department of Social Development confirmed that the minister received a positive test result for Covid-19 on Monday morning and immediately started self-isolation at home. 

Zulu says it all started with a scratchy throat and she really put much thought into its but when it persisted, she decided to get tested fot Covid-19. She took the test on Sundat and received the results on Monday morning. "I am feeling well and I can attribute this to the fact that the virus found me fully vaccinated,” Zulu said.

The minister’s positive result comes as the country has just been hit with the Omicron variant, which the World Health Organisation has declared a “variant of concern”. The Minister has urged all South Africans to get jabbed and continue to follow Covid-19 protocols. 

“As President [Cyril] Ramaphosa emphasised last night, vaccination is the most powerful tool we have and it is not too late to get vaccinated before the fourth wave hits us hard," Zulu emphasised. She alluded that the fact that she has vaccinated fully mean that she's safer and hopes she'll only experience mild symptoms.


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