JUBA – South Sudan vice-president James Wani Igga has been flown to the Egyptian capital Cairo for “intensive” medical care over COVID-19 symptoms, a office staffer for him said this evening.
Igga said last week that he had been tested positive for COVID-19.
“The vice president James Wani Igga has been flown to Egypt this afternoon, Monday, June 1, 2020. He has been suffering from coronavirus since he was diagnosed for the virus one last week,” the office staffer who refused to be named told Sudans Post from Juba.
There are speculations that many other senior South Sudan government officials – rather than the already known – are suffering from the deadly virus.
Beside James Wani Igga, other senior government officials including First Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar, vice-president Hussein Abdelbaggi as well as ministers of information and defense have tested positive for coronavirus.
COVID-19 is the respiratory sickness caused by the novel coronavirus.
South Sudan cases jumped last week to 994. Eight (8) people have recovered while ten (10) have died.