South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tests positive for COVID-19
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement from the presidency said he is self-isolating in Cape Town, where he is being treated for mild symptoms and monitored by doctors. Ramaphosa has delegated all responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza for the next week. On a recent visit to four West African states, the president and the entire South African delegation were tested for COVID-19 in all countries. Ramaphosa has been fully vaccinated. The statement didn't say whether he had been infected with the Omicron variant, which was first detected in South Africa last month and sparked global panic over fears that it is more contagious.