South Africa’s president tests positive for COVID-19

By Anadolu Agency

Cyril Ramaphosa under observation in Cape Town and being treated for mild symptoms, says presidency

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tested positive for COVID-19 after he started feeling unwell earlier in the day, his office announced Sunday. Ramaphosa, who is being treated for mild symptoms, is being monitored in Cape Town by the South African Military Medical Service of the South African Defense Force, it said in a statement.

The president, who is in self-isolation, has delegated all his powers and responsibilities for this week to Vice President David Mabuza.

Since December 2019, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed some 5.3 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 270.11 million cases reported worldwide, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.