YOUTH, Arts, Sport and Recreation Deputy Minister Tino Machakaire, who is also a business man popularly known as TinMac has tested positive for Covid-19.
Confirming the news to GreatDykeNews24, Machakaire said in times of a pandemic, privacy concerns must be balanced with efforts to protect others while describing the experience as painful.
“Unfortunately, the current news is not good, and our nation is in the midst of an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases. Infection rates are quite alarming and in the past week alone we’ve seen a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 deaths.
“l have also tested positive for COVID-19 and I have since self isolated. l have decided to be responsible and I am appealing to everyone l have been in contact with recently to go and get tested, self isolate and seek necessary help.
“This is a painful journey, it separates you from your loved ones. Self isolation is not easy at all. The kids want to play with you but you cant entertain them,” he said.
He added “I pray for everyone’s safety and well being. I do not wish this for anyone. For those who are already affected, lets continue to pray together and hope for a better tomorrow. Our health will soon be restored.
“Those who care for us are in a difficult situation, because when they call to check on us at times answering the phone is very difficult as one will be in a lot of pain.
“Do not give up on us, send messages when the time is right we will respond.
“Lets stick to the “3 Ws”:Wear Your Mask. Wash Your Hands. Watch Your Distance,” said Machakaire.