President Cyril Ramaphosa has ended his self-isolation after testing positive for the virus after attending the State Memorial Service for FW de Klerk.
And according to Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, Ramaphosa will chair the final Cabinet meeting for the year on Wednesday, 22 December.
President Ramaphosa thanks citizens for the good wishes and urges everyone to get vaccinated
Many South Africans, leaders and international friends have conveyed their good wishes to the president during this time and he has extended his gratitude.
“In turn, the President wishes all persons infected with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery.”
And in the light of recent spikes of Covid-19 cases, the call for citizens to abide by the regulations has been repeated.
“President Ramaphosa repeats his call for everyone in the country to stay safe by being vaccinated, wearing face masks, washing or sanitising hands frequently, maintaining social distance and avoiding gatherings,” Gungubele said in a statement.
“Government urges all South Africans to vaccinate and remain disciplined in observing all COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure a safe and joyful festive season with family and friends.”
Minister Gwede Mantashe also tests positive
On Saturday, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, tested positive for Covid-19. It has been reported that his symptoms are mild and under control.
Minister Gungubele has also reported that Mantashe is in good spirits and is also self-isolating.
Media Statement: President Ramaphosa ends COVID-19 self-isolation