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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa contracts COVID-19 as infections reach record high

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive for the viral infection, his office said on Sunday.

South African President Ramaphosa contracted COVID-19 infection on a day when the country recorded a new high of 37,875 new infections overnight, dramatically up from the previous day’s 17,154 new cases.

The President started feeling unwell after leaving the State Memorial Service in honour of former Deputy President FW de Klerk in Cape Town earlier today.

“The President is in good spirits but is being monitored by the SA Military Health Service of the South African National Defence Force,” Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele said in a statement.

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