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South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa Tests Positive For COVID-19

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, began feeling unwell after leaving a state memorial service for former President F W de Klerk in Cape Town on Sunday.

He is self-isolating in Cape Town and is being monitored by the South African Military Health Service..

Ramaphosa has delegated all responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza for the next week.

The presidency did not say whether Ramaphosa had been infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

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The presidency said Ramaphosa and his team had been tested for COVID-19 multiple times last week during visits to four West African countries.

“The president and the delegation returned to South Africa from the Republic of Senegal on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, after obtaining negative test results.

“The president also tested negative on his return to Johannesburg on December 8,” it said.

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