VP Hussein Abdelbagi tests positive for coronavirus

Photo: South Sudan vice-president Hussein Abdelbagi

Photo: South Sudan vice-president Hussein Abdelbagi

JUBA – Hussein Abdelbagi, South Sudan’s vice-president and the chairman of the coronavirus taskforce committee has tested positive for COVID-19, officials close to him said this evening.

This comes after the coronavirus cases rose by 188 to 1004 today.

Speaking to Sudans Post moments ago, a government official who is also among those working in the taskforce said Abdelbagi tested positive today.

“It is true the vice-president has been found with coronavirus,” the official said from Juba.

“There are also a number of government officials inside the high-level taskforce who have tested positive for the coronavirus,” the official added.

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