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South Africa’s President diagnosed with coronavirus after trips to Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire


The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has been diagnosed with coronavirus. 

Mr Ramaphosa who recently embarked on State visits to West African nations, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, is being treated for mild symptoms of coronavirus.

A statement from the South African presidency made this known.

The statement indicated that Mr Ramaphosa started feeling unwell after leaving the state memorial service of South Africa’s last apartheid President FW De Klerk in Cape Town.

According to the statement, individuals who came into contact with Mr Ramaphosa at the memorial service or on the day have been advised to watch for symptoms or to get tested.

The statement further indicated that Mr Ramaphosa has delegated all his responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza.

Mr Ramaphosa has fully vaccinated. He returned to South Africa last West from a trip Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal.

Cyril Ramaphosa (left) and Nana Akufo-Addo (right) seated at the 50th anniversary celebration in Juaben on Saturday, December 4, 2021

According to the presidency statement, Mr Ramaphosa and his entourage were tested for Covid in all the countries they visited.

The statement claimed the president had tested negative on his return.


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