President Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner party he attended tested positive for Covid-19. The presidency released a statement on Wednesday saying that the president is showing no symptoms and will be tested should any symptoms become clear.
Ramaphosa on Saturday attended a fundraising dinner of the Adopt-a-School Foundation which is a partner entity of the Ramaphosa Foundation. The event entertained 35 guests at a Johannesburg Hotel. “The event adhered stringently to COVID-19 protocols and directives on screening, social distancing and the wearing of masks. As was the case with all guests, the President himself removed his mask only when dining and addressing the guests,” the statement read. “The President is screened regularly by the South African Military Health Service and subjects himself to screening at venues where he participates in engagements.”
Ramaphosa send well wishes to the infected guest, who is receiving medical attention, a safe and speedy recovery, and wishes to other guests for good health. The President will perform his duties remotely and will observe all guidelines for self-quarantine.