South Sudan’s Vice President Tests Positive For COVID-19.

Riek Machar South Sudan’s Vice President has tested positive to covid-19. Machar has issued a public statement declaring that he is found positive, and from today will self-quarantine in his residence for the next 14 days.

According to official statements, vice-president Machar’s wife, the country’s defence minister and a number of his office staff and bodyguards have also been infected by coronavirus.

Vice-President Machar has however showed no symptoms of the viral infection and reports have revealed that he looks healthy.

South Sudan has so far recorded 339 cases of COVID-19 and six deaths, according to the latest figures from the health ministry as only 3,908 tests have been conducted.

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