President Cyril Ramaphosa in self-isolation after Covid exposure

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has gone into self-quarantine after coming into contact with a guest who tested positive for Covid-19.

The guest was in attendance of a fundraising dinner hosted on Saturday by Adopt-a-School Foundation, Johannesburg, among 35 other guests.

The infected guest exhibited symptoms on Sunday and was tested on Monday before receiving a positive result on Tuesday.

According to a statement from the president’s office: “The president is showing no symptoms at this time and will, in line with Covid-19 health advice, be tested should symptoms manifest.

“The president will perform his duties remotely and will observe the guidelines that apply to self-quarantine.

“The event adhered stringently to Covid-19 protocols and directives on screening, social distancing and the wearing of masks.

“The president himself removed his mask only when dining and addressing the guests.”

However, all the guests at the dinner were notified about the case on Tuesday.