President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive for the viral infection today, Sunday, 12 December 2021, Mondli Gungubele, the Minister in the Presidency said in a statement released on Sunday.
The Minister said the President started feeling unwell after leaving the State Memorial Service in honour of former Deputy President FW de Klerk in Cape Town earlier on Sunday.
Today’s proceedings in Cape Town were undertaken in compliance with health regulations pertaining to hand hygiene, the wearing of face masks and social distancing. 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 hospitalisation.
People who have had contact with the President today are advised to watch for symptoms or to have themselves tested”, reads the statement in part.
President Cyril Ramaphosa(pic: The Presidency).