News

Ramaphosa will only test for COVID-19 only when he shows symptoms – Presidency

on

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in solitary confinement after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive to Coronavirus


President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said on Wednesday that he` will only test for COVID-19 after showing symptoms in self-quarantine.

The president is in solitary confinement after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.

He attended a fundraising event in Johannesburg on Saturday, but was not notified until Tuesday afternoon that one of the attendees had contracted the virus.

The president is screened regularly by the South African Military Health Service and subjects himself to screening at venues where he participates in engagements.”

The president is showing no symptoms at this time and will, in line with COVID-19 health advice, be tested should symptoms manifest,” said acting Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale in a statement.

The president will perform his duties remotely and will observe the guidelines that apply to self-quarantine,” he added.

Recommended for you