The President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, was quarantined this Wednesday after his vice president, Isatou Touray, had been tested positive for coronavirus, as announced by the presidency of the African country through his account on the social network Twitter.
“The President’s office informs the public that Her Excellency, Vice President Isatou Touray has tested positive for COVID-19,” he said. “Accordingly, Barrow is immediately isolated for two weeks,” he said.
He also reminded the population that “the corona virus is real and exists in The Gambia”. “People are advised to use the masks properly, wash their hands regularly, and keep their distance to fight the virus. Stay home and be careful,” he said.
According to the African Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases (Africa CDC), which report to the African Union (AU), the Gambian authorities have confirmed 326 cases of coronavirus with eight deaths so far.