The Presidency has announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa has ended a week of self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
This means that the president has returned to duty and will chair the final Cabinet meeting for the year on Wednesday.
President Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, went into self-isolation a week ago after testing positive for COVID-19. He started feeling unwell after leaving the state memorial service in honour of the country’s last apartheid leader and former deputy president in the government of national unity, FW de Klerk, in Cape Town last week.
Ramaphosa has thanked those who sent messages during his illness and he also wished everyone who has contracted COVID-19 a speedy recovery.
The president is once again calling on every person in the country to vaccinate, wear face masks, sanitise regularly and avoid gatherings.