After Vaccination, African President Tests Positive For COVID-19, Hands Over Presidency To Deputy

After Vaccination, African President Tests Positive For COVID-19, Hands Over Presidency To Deputy

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is now in isolation in Cape Town after testing positive for COVID-19
  • This revelation came from the South African presidency on Sunday, December 12, which said that the president has handed over power to his deputy, David Mabuza
  • The president's new health condition came days after a paid a visit to some West African nations

Months after taking the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination, the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has tested positive for the deadly virus.

According to the nation's health ministry, President Ramaphosa is currently receiving treatment for mild symptoms, Bloomberg reports.

Buhari and Ramaphosa
The president is now in Cape Town (Photo: Aso Rock Villa)
Source: UGC

It was gathered that the president who has already handed over the presidency Deputy President David Mabuza, is in isolation in Cape Town.

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However, the presidency said Ramaphosa is in good spirit and being monitored by the ministry.

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It said on Sunday, December 12:

“The president is in good spirits but is being monitored by the South African Military Health Service of the South African National Defence Force.”

It went on to disclose that the president and his delegation were tested for COVID-19 after returning from a visit to West Africa, The Cable added.

The presidency stated:

“The president and the delegation returned to South Africa from the Republic of Senegal on Wednesday, 8 December 2021, after obtaining negative test results.
“The president also tested negative on his return to Johannesburg on 8 December.”

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Meanwhile, rich nations had been asked to be their brothers' keepers. The call was made by Ramaphosa.

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He said it is greedy of nations who have more than enough to be stingy with vaccines. He said this at the ongoing peace and security conference in Dakar, Senegal.

Though the African leader didn’t specify any particular country, he said it's disappointing that some countries are still being stingy and unwilling to give out their vaccines to other countries that don’t have much.

He said:

“These countries have more vaccines than their population and hold the vaccines, and when his country wanted vaccines, they refused and gave them the crumbs from their table..."


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