Coronavirus: South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar, Wife , bodyguards test positive

The First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, and Madam Angelina Teny, plus a number of his office staff and bodyguards have tested positive. Whisper Eye Reports.

His Spokesperson Mr James Gatdet has confirmed to Whisper Eye.

He 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, with the rest in the residence found positive.

Madam Angelina the wife of Machar has also tested positive while other staffs have shown wild symptoms .

According to James Gatdet this came as a result of the testing done by members of the High Level Task force on Wednesday, 13 May 2020.

The result was declared today, Monday, 18 May, 2020.

A number of other previous members of the Taskforce also tested positive.

Earlier, Dr. Machar took a test on 27 April, 2020, during which the result came out negative. However, another testing was done on all the members of the Taskforce when one of their members resulted positive.

He is healthy with no symptoms and also confirmed by the doctor.

He encouraged the public to do testing and know their personal status.

South Sudan on Saturday reported 54 new coronavirus cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 290 with 4 deaths and 4 recoveries.