The Coronavirus test result of the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has been revealed, the result of the test came back negative.
The development was revealed in a statement released by his spokesperson, Khusela Diko, over concerns that he might have contracted COVID-19.
Diko noted that the South Africa president opted to reveal his test results to the public to ease concerns of South Africans and assure them of his safety.
The test was conducted in line with international recommendations.
The statement reads “President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).”
“He submitted for testing as a precautionary measure upon the advice of his physicians on Tuesday 24th March 2020 and received his results last night.”
“As Head of State and Chair of the National Command Council (NCC) the President has a rigorous public engagement schedule and held numerous meetings during the course of a few weeks 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.”