President Cyril Ramaphosa has gone into self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Presidency said in a statement that Ramaphosa attended a fundraising dinner held by the Adopt a School Foundation at a Johannesburg hotel last Friday.

“The Foundation became aware of this development and communicated this to guests yesterday (Tuesday), hours after the President had performed the unveiling of a statue of liberation icon OR Tambo and the official opening of a new Radisson hotel and convention centre in Ekurhuleni in the morning,” reads the statement.

Covid-19: Ramaphosa in self-quarantine

President Ramaphosa at an event before going into self-quarantine. (Elmond Jiyane/GCIS)