South Sudan’s Vice President and his wife tests positive of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all-strata of people across the globe and several high-profile names have been added to the list of persons infected with COVID-19 or tested positive of the same.

In a recent addition to the list, the Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, and his wife Angelina Teny have both been tested positive for the COVID-19. The confirmation has come from the statement from the government office that was released on May 18.

The statement released from the government office also confirms that a number of Riek Machar’s “office staff and bodyguards” have been tested positive of the coronavirus.

Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, issued a statement confirming he had tested positive and would be in self-quarantine in his residency for two weeks, along with the rest of the staff that has test positive.

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