The President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has gone into self-isolation over fears that he might have contracted COVID-19 after his Vice-President, Isatou Touray tested positive on July 29, according to BBC Africa.
Ms Touray, who said she was in good spirits, is currently undergoing treatment. However, President Barrow decided to go into self-isolation for two weeks to ensure his safety.
Many African leaders have had a brush with the virus due to their line of work which requires them to meet many people.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on July 28, during his nomination as the NRM Presidential flag bearer for the 2021 general election at his party’s headquarters at Kyadondo road, announced that he had called in Ministry of Health experts to test him for COVID-19 on Sunday after developing a sore throat and hoarse voice. He, however, tested negative.
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