March 26, 2020 / 8:00 AM / 4 days ago

South African President Ramaphosa tests negative for coronavirus - presidency

JOHANNESBURG, March 26 (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for coronavirus, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday.

“The president submitted for testing as a precautionary measure upon the advice of physicians on Tuesday 24th March 2020 and received his results last night,” the statement said, adding he had held meetings with a variety of people in recent weeks. (Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Alison Williams)

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