The South African President has tested positive for Covid-19. The presidency has stated that Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive on Sunday.
The South African President delegated all duties to the vice president, David Mabuza, to handle, for the week. The president was reported to have started feeling unwell after he attended a memorial service in honour of the former Vice President, FW de Klerk in Cape Town.
In a statement issued by the presidency, the president was reported to be in “good spirits” and under close monitoring by the South African Military Health Service of the South African National Defense Force.
Part of the statement read: “President Ramaphosa says his own infection serves as a caution to all people in the country to be vaccinated and remain vigilant against exposure. Vaccination remains the best protection against severe illness and hospitalization.”