The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has tested positive for COVID-19. Minister Patel tested positive on Tuesday, 28 December 2021.

Minister Patel is in good spirits and is currently in self-isolation.

Government urges all South Africans to vaccinate and remain disciplined in observing all COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure a safe and joyful festive season with family and friends.


Bongani Lukhele – Director: Media Relations
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Issued by: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)
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