Ramaphosa self-quarantining following possible exposure to Covid-19

Elias Hubbard
October 29, 2020

"The President is showing no symptoms at this time and will, in line with Covid-19 health advice, be tested should symptoms manifest", it said.

It was hosted by the Adopt-a-School Foundation, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation.

The President is self-isolating after a guest at a dinner he attended on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19.

Seale was quick to indicate that there was a stringent adherence to Covid-19 protocols and directives on screening, social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Ramaphosa also confirmed that he has received two Special Investigating Unit (SIU) reports on investigations into Covid-19 contracts and procurement corruption.

The Presidency says Ramaphosa removed his mask only when dining and addressing guests.

He is self-isolating after a guest at a dinner he attended on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19.

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the unveiling of the new statue of the late Oliver Tambo.

Africa's most advanced economy has been the continent's worst hit, with more than 700,000 coronavirus infections and almost 20,000 deaths, but new cases peaked in late July before falling sharply. "And I want to assure everyone that it is not true", said Ramaphosa. However, South Africa's 7-day rolling average of daily deaths has decreased over the past two weeks, going from 0.22 deaths per 100,000 people on October 13 to 0.10 deaths per 100,000 people on October 27. The sweeping restrictions succeeded in slowing the spread of the disease, but at a high economic cost, causing unemployment to rise to 42%.

The president acknowledged that government is anxious about South Africans flouting lockdown regulations.

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