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COVID: S.Africa president self isolating, Algeria president flies to Germany

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is self-quarantining at home after coming into contact with a dinner guest who tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson for Ramaphosa said he learned Tuesday that he had come in contact with the infected person while attending a fundraiser dinner with 35 other people for South African schools in Johannesburg last weekend.

Ramaphosa's spokesperson said in a statement that he is not showing any symptoms and continues to work. The statement also said Ramaphosa wished the guest, who is getting medical attention, a speedy recovery.

The president’s self-quarantining comes as South Africa’s coronavirus cases have risen in recent weeks. So far, South Africa has confirmed more than 719,000 COVID-19 cases and 19,111 deaths.

Algeria president flies to German

In a related development, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is undergoing medical examination at a German hospital, a day after the government announced he was admitted to an Algerian hospital after self-isolating because several of his senior aides tested positive for COVID-19.

The 75-year-old president's treatment in Germany comes days before Algeria's critical November 1 referendum on changes he has proposed to the constitution.

A government statement announced on state television did not specify what Tebboune is being treated for, even though he had a coronavirus scare. There has been no government announcement that Tebboune tested positive for COVID-19.

Tebboune replaced Algeria's ousted longtime president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in January amid political unrest in the country.

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+5 #1 WADADA rogers 2020-10-29 15:29
I hear Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is undergoing medical examination at a German hospital. Realizing that he could not get sufficient treatment at an Algerian hospital, like his counterpart in Uganda, he opted to go to Germany for specialized treatment.

God should help Algerians such that this man returns in a coffin.

This is the bug that eats Africa from north to south and from west to east, instead of improving health facilities in their countries, they keep going abroad at the tax payer's expense.
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-2 #2 kabinda 2020-10-29 16:34
Wadada that is a pathetic and acutely naïve observation. You need psych treatment.
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+2 #3 Marvin ya Kuku 2020-10-30 14:46
Quoting kabinda:
Wadada that is a pathetic and acutely naïve observation. You need psych treatment.


The result of being ruled badly. You will understand his reaction one day
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0 #4 Lakwena 2020-11-03 08:39
In other words, from almost all the African so call VIPs and/or sick and dying presidents; the Germans will hold their noses and take the money anyway.

What a continent!
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