South Africa president tests positive for Covid

South Africa president tests positive for Covid

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is currently under self-isolation after he tested positive with Covid-19.

According to the Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, the president started feeling ill after he left a state memorial service held in honour of former deputy president FW de Klerk in Cape Town earlier on Sunday.

Ramaphosa has shown mild Covid-19 symptoms and is currently receiving treatment.

President Ramaphosa along with his delegation who went to four West African states were tested in all the countries and had negative results.

They were also tested on their return to Johannesburg and tested negative as well.

The presidency urged people who had contact with the president on Sunday to look out for symptoms or to have themselves tested.

All duties have been handed to the Deputy President, David Mabuza for a week.