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Covid-19: Cyril Ramaphosa 'in good health' after meeting Rev Kenneth Meshoe

Covid-19: Cyril Ramaphosa 'in good health' after meeting Rev Kenneth Meshoe

President Cyril Ramaphosa's office said on Sunday he is continuing with his duties despite having met the Rev Kenneth Meshoe five days ago — who is undergoing tests for the coronavirus.

Meshoe had participated in a religious gathering in the Free State where five international guests subsequently tested positive for the virus.

The leader of the African Christian Democratic Party has since been tested for Covid-19. He disclosed this publicly on Sunday.

Meshoe was among leaders of political parties represented in Parliament who met Ramaphosa in Cape Town on Tuesday.

The presidency reiterated Meshoe's statement that he has been asymptomatic since his participation in the religious gathering of about 200 people.

“The Presidency welcomes Rev Meshoe’s adherence to the testing protocol and wishes him well as he awaits his results.

“The president himself is in good health and is observing the announced protocols as stringently as he can while performing his duties.

“At this point in time there is no cause for concern about the president’s health or reason for the president to be tested. To the best of the president’s knowledge, no person with whom he has recently had contact — including Rev Meshoe — has symptoms of or tested positive for the virus.”