President Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of the Republic of South Africa has tested positive for Covi-19. It was reported that president Ramaphosa said on Sunday that he was feeling unwell after started showing mild symptoms on December 12.
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The president had attended a memorial service for FW de Klerk, the former South African deputy president, in Cape Town, after he reported the uneasy feelings. However, the South African presidency has updated its people, maintaining that Ramaphosa is “in good spirits” and is being monitored by doctors.
The medical team also disclosed that the president who tested positive for covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated, is expected to remain in self-isolation as is being monitored closely by his medical team.
President Ramaphosa just as President Milos Zeman of Czech Republic who appointed Prime Minister Petr Fiala from inside glass box After Testing Positive to Covid-19, has assigned his presidential duties to David Mabuza, the deputy president.
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The South African medical team issued a statement warning its citizens against the dangers of covid-19 in a statement which reads;
“Vaccination remains the best protection against severe illness and hospitalisation. “People who have had contact with the president today are advised to watch for symptoms or to have themselves tested.”
The case of the South-African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, testing covid-19 positive comes barely 14 days after the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari received the South African president at the presidential villa in Abuja. This was also same day Nigeria reported three cases of the Omicron COVID variant.
South African Presidency however said that Ramaphosa and his delegation were tested for COVID-19 after returning from a four-country visit to West Africa and it came out negative. The statement reads;
“The president and the delegation returned to South Africa from the Republic of Senegal on Wednesday, 8 December 2021, after obtaining negative test results. “The president also tested negative on his return to Johannesburg on 8 December.”