President Cyril Ramaphosa was tested for COVID-19 and his results have come back negative. The President’s physicians advised that he go for testing as a precautionary measure, according to BizNews.

The President is constantly in contact with other people through public engagements and meetings. His role as Head of State and Chair of the National Command Council (NCC) are synonymous with him being around people and thus putting his health at risk.

President Ramaphosa felt it necessary to share his bill of good health with the public as a form of reassurance for the nation.

If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 you can contact these emergency hotlines:

National hotline: 0800 029 999
Provincial hotline: 021 928 4102
Email: [email protected]
WhatsApp “Hi” to 0600 123 456

Additionally if you are seeking medical advice, a free doctor hotline has opened for South Africans. 

Image: Twitter/ @CyrilRamaphosa

Article written by

Imogen Searra