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Barrow goes on self-isolation as VP tests positive of covid-19 

Jul 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray has been tested positive for covid-19, as President Adama Barrow also goes on two weeks self-isolation.

“The Office of the President informs the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President; Dr. Isatou Touray has been tested positive of COVID-19. Consequently, the President, Adama Barrow will be on self-isolation with immediate effect for two weeks,” the Office of the President announced on Wednesday.

“The public is advised to properly use face masks, maintain regular hand washing and social distancing in the fight against the virus. Stay at home and stay safe.”

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