Tebogo Msimanga |
President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday, 24 October 2020.
He attended a fundraising dinner of the Adopt-a-School Foundation, which is a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation.
Acting Spokesperson to the President Tyrone Seale said the event for 35 guests was held at a Johannesburg hotel where Foundation guests were the only people hosted by the establishment.
“ 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.”
Seale said The Adopt-a-School Foundation advised dinner guests on Tuesday, 27 October, that a guest had shown symptoms on Sunday and had been tested on Monday before receiving a positive result yesterday.
“The President is showing no symptoms at this time and will, in line with COVID-19 health advice, be tested should symptoms manifest.” Added Seale
The President will perform his duties remotely and will observe the guidelines that apply to self-quarantine.