President Cyril Ramaphosa is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. Deputy President David Mabuza will, for the rest of the week, execute all presidential responsibilities.
According to the Presidency, Ramaphosa started feeling unwell after leaving the State Memorial Service for FW de Klerk in Cape Town on Sunday.
The Presidency says Ramaphosa is in good spirits and receiving treatment from military doctors for mild COVID-19 symptoms. The President is fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 18,035 new cases on Sunday. A total of 21 people have died due to COVID-19 related complications.
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In the past 24hours, 18,035 COVID-19 cases have been reported. The total number of confirmed cases is 3,167,497 to date which includes 19,840 retrospective cases (due to late reporting by public labs) & 18,035 new cases. pic.twitter.com/h97Z1ANdE8
— NICD (@nicd_sa) December 12, 2021
In other news – Miss SA Lalela Mswane finishes as 2nd runner-up at Miss Universe 2021
The star made the top five, along with Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira, Miss Colombia Valeria Ayos and Miss Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez. Learn more