South Africa's Deputy president David Mabuza is at "home and well", his office has said following concerns on his health status.
"Anything contrary to this is a malicious and unfortunate rumour," his spokesperson said in a statement.
com2FPresidencyZA2Fstatus2F1289993576898629632widget%3DTweet Three South African cabinet ministers have so far contracted coronavirus and have been treated in hospital.
The country is the hardest-hit on the continent and accounts for half of all reported infections in Africa.
It also has the fifth-highest number of cases in the world after the US, Brazil, Russia and India.
It passed the half a million mark over the weekend, accoording to health minister Zweli Mkhize.