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S.Africa's mineral resources minister admitted to hospital with coronavirus

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South Africa's mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, was admitted to hospital after contracting the coronavirus about a week ago, the presidency said in a statement.

JOHANNESBURG, July 21 (Reuters) - South Africa's mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, was admitted to hospital after contracting the coronavirus about a week ago, the presidency said in a statement.

In a statement late on Monday, it said the move, advised by a family doctor, would enable better medical attention and monitoring for Mantashe.

(Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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