SOUTH SUDAN Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny have both tested positive for the coronavirus.
The government office released a statement confirming this on Monday.
According to the press release, a number of Machar’s “office staff and bodyguards,” have also tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
According to the latest figures from the country’s health ministry, South Sudan has so far recorded 339 cases of COVID-19 and six deaths.