President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa tests positive for COVID-19

Ramaphosa has delegated all responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza for the next week.

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is receiving treatment for mild symptoms, the presidency said in a statement.

Ramaphosa has delegated all responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza for the next week.

The presidency said that Ramaphosa started feeling unwell after leaving the State Memorial Service in honor of former Deputy President FW de klerk in Cape Town on Sunday, adding that he is in good spirits and is being monitored by the South African Military Health Service of the South African National Defense Force.

“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,” the statement said.

Ramaphosa has also thanked South Africans in a tweet for their good wishes and warned them to remain vigilant against COVID-19.

“As I recover, my message of the week is: don’t let your guard down. Do everything you can and need to, to stay safe, beginning with vaccination,” he said. “Vaccines dramatically reduce the chances of severe illness, hospitalisation and death. Let’s all protect ourselves. Vaccination is free, easy and it works.

Chief White House Correspondent for

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

Show More
error: Alert: Share This Content !!
Tweet
Reddit
Share
Share

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker