COVID-19: South Africa President self -isolate after hotel contact with Positive patient
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is currently self-isolating after coming in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient in a South Africa hotel according to a statement from his office.
” Cyril Ramophosa has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday, Oct. 24,’’ reads a statement from the presidency.
The event which took place at a hotel in Johanessburg the country economic capital adhered to the COVID-19 social distance directive and compulsory use of Face Mask for all the 35 guests in attendance.
The President is feeling healthy right now with no symptoms of the virus but he will remain under monitoring as advised by health practitioners according to the presidency.
“The president will perform his duties remotely and will observe the guidelines that apply to self-quarantine,’’ the presidency said.
South Africa has recorded 717,851 COVID-19 cases and more than 19,000 deaths since the virus outbreak in February this year.
South Africa alongside Nigeria is one of the worst-hit countries in Africa by Coronavirus with thousands of COVID-19 related deaths so far.