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BREAKING: Dr. Riek Machar Tests Postive For Covid 19

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar speaks to rebel General Peter Gatdet Yaka (not seen) in a rebel controlled territory in Jonglei State February 1, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SOUTH SUDAN – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ELECTIONS) – RTX183F1

The First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, and Madam 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, 13 May 2020.

The result was declared today, Monday, 18 May, 2020.

A number of other previous members of the Taskforce also tested positive.

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 when one of their members resulted positive.

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