BREAKING: Dr. Riek Machar and Angelina Teny tested COVID-19 positive

The First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar Teny and Minister of Defense & Veteran’s Affairs, Angelina Teny,  plus a number of his office staff and  bodyguards have tested positive with Covid-19 disease.

This came as a result of the testing done by members of the High Level Task force on Wednesday.

Dr. Riek Machar and Angelina Teny announced to the country that they both have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that both tested today for the virus, but are in good health.

Earlier, Dr. Machar took a test on 27 April,  2020, during which the result came out negative. However,  another testing was done on all the members of the Taskforce after one of their members tested positive.

Dr. Machar has issued a public statement declaring that he is found positive,  and from today will self-quarantine in his residence for the next 14 days,  with the rest in the residence found positive.

He encouraged the public to conduct testing and know their personal status.