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President seen dancing maskless days earlier than constructive Covid check

President seen dancing maskless days before positive Covid test

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa was caught on video dancing maskless throughout a visit to Ghana, solely days earlier than he examined constructive for Covid-19, as his nation battles a wave of instances sparked by the Omicron variant.

The footage, circulating on Twitter, reveals Ramaphosa, 69, forgoing a masks whereas dancing with a companion, as music performs, throughout his international journey final week, regardless of the unfold of the virus again in his house nation.

Ramaphosa’s workplace introduced on Sunday that he had examined constructive for Covid-19, and that he would quickly delegate his duties to the deputy president. The South African president, who’s totally vaccinated, was examined after falling sick following a state memorial service over the weekend.

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Whereas recovering, Ramaphosa is self-isolating in Cape City. He just lately returned from a visit round a number of African international locations, with some members of his delegation testing constructive whereas visiting Nigeria.

On Sunday, South Africa reported greater than 18,000 new each day infections, with 70 % of them estimated to be from the Omicron pressure of the virus, based on the nation’s Nationwide Institute for Communicable Illnesses. For the reason that begin of the pandemic, the nation has recorded greater than 90,000 deaths from Covid-19.