JUBA – South Sudan’s central bank governor Dier Tong Ngor is recovering from the novel coronavirus and is doing great, just less than one week after the senior government official said he was isolating to ‘work from home’ following a coronavirus test result that was returned to him positive on Thursday evening, a senior central bank official told Sudans Post this afternoon.
Late on Thursday, Ngor said in a brief social media statement that he had tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease and would be isolating to instead work from home as he battled ‘mild’ symptoms associated with the virus.
“To all family members, colleagues, and friends. This is to announce to you that I have just tested [COVID-19] positive. As of now, I have no any severe symptoms, only a mild body and muscles aches and a mild dry cough. No fever, no headache, no lost of taste or smell or running nose,” Ngor wrote on Thursday evening. “I will be working from home from tomorrow, since I will be on self isolation for the next two week. I shall be updating you from time to time.”
Speaking to Sudans Post this afternoon, a senior bank aide to the governor said Ngor was recovering and the mild symptoms he had for the last few days seem to have disappeared saying another test will be made in a few days’ if symptoms were to disappear permanently.
“The governor of the central bank is doing great,” he said. “All the symptoms that he had for the last few days especially those that prompted him to go for testing, have disappeared and we hope that the situation remains as it is currently. He will also do another test if those symptoms that have just disappeared go away permanently and that will be in a week’s time or in a few days.”