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South Sudan vice president, wife test positive for COVID-19

World News
South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar uses his elbow to greet his wife and newly appointed

South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny, who serves as defence minister, have contracted COVID-19, his office confirmed on Monday, 18 May 2020.

Some of Mr Machar’s staff and bodyguards also tested positive for COVID-19.

Machar in a televised address said he would be in self-isolation for 14 days in his residence.

South Sudan has recorded 347 cases of coronavirus and six deaths so far.