Faizel Patel - 26/03/2020
As the country prepares to go into a 21-day lockdown, the Presidency says President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for the coronavirus
The President submitted for testing as a precautionary measure upon the advice of his physicians on Tuesday 24th March 2020 and received his results last night.
In a statement, the presidency says Ramaphosa has a rigorous public engagements schedule; and has, during the course of the last few weeks, held numerous meetings with a wide cross section of people from all walks of life.
The Presidency has deemed it necessary to make the test results public to reassure the nation that the President is in good health and continues with his duties.